Disgusted and Appalled

All that I can type is that I’m disgusted and appalled.

If this isn’t the ultimate act of cowardness then I don’t know what is!

Since 11 in the morning at a school at Peshawar in Pakistan, an army school has been the latest target of terrorist activity, with the siege going on for 7 hours and 6 terrorists killing more than 130 children and seriously injuring more than 122 children.

What kind of mentality do such people breed who think it is okay to take revenge on innocent kids who had gone to school to write their exams? Is it a sin to study? Just try to think of the repercussions that will follow because of this horrifying incident. Schools that are called the temples of learning will now bear traces of bullets running through its walls, of blood stained corridors, of the shock and fear in the minds of these children that even a school is not a safe place and of desks that will remain empty forever, now that their classmates are no more.

Just a few days back Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai, an Indian and a Pakistani had shared the nobel peace prize, together as people who tried and made an attempt to champion causes related to education to children and now we have what has happened today.

Is this what has happened to humanity? And what does one mean when they claim responsibility for such a barbaric act? Is it a good thing killing innocent children who had just gone to school?

The statement that has been given by the terrorist organization that has claimed responsibility for this attack is, “We wanted them to feel our pain.”

Pain? Killing the children of army personnel to take revenge for the offensive on them by the army?

It makes me numb and angry, a piercing and stabbing pain through my heart to see fear struck parents in hospitals searching amongst the crowd of people for their children, the bodies being put in cremation boxes, parents crying outside school waiting for some sort of news about their kids, blood bathed kids, little kids in shock recounting how they saw dead bodies of their classmates and how the terrorists used these children as human shields.

A school now flooded with tanks, guns, bullets, ambulances, military personnel and shrieks and screams of horrified, terrified and scared children. Hospitals being flooded with injured and dead children and running low on a supply of blood. Parents who are in immense pain because of the loss of their children, many of them still missing. All that I ask is, when will this stop?

Being an Indian, I believe that children all across the world, in India or Pakistan or in any of the other countries deserve to have a childhood, one that is not a ‘soft’ target for terrorist activities, one that is not held at stake just because of the wish to get decent education.

I completely condemn this attack, all that I can do is to pray that God does give strength to these families to cope with their loss and hope that such kind of terror attacks never happen.

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27 thoughts on “Disgusted and Appalled

  1. I wish I could hit like to this post..but it somehow doesn’t seem right..these are one the few news which has brought tears..leave the right to education, which damn religion endorses killing children..they are the purest form of innocence, the most good and pure that is in us as human beings..and these monsters have destroyed that..
    Now for those who were alive, monsters will be real..I don’t think even hanging these bXXXXXds a hundred times will compensate their crimes..I wish countries would take action…leave aside all issues and first purge this poison from us.. 😦

    • Absolutely right!
      There should be no more distinctiom between good and bad terrorists, a tough stand needs to be taken.
      just imagine 7 Terrorists killing more than a hundred children!
      is this what we have come down to!? Changes the very defination of humanity

      • I think there are no term called good terrorist, bad terrorists or even terrorists. I think there are murderers and all the 7 belong to that class.

        Humanity died a sad death yesterday 😦

      • So true, there have been people who are defending terrorists by classifying them as good and bad.
        It makes me numb to just imagine what must have happened yesterday in that fateful school.

  2. How can anyone with half a heart not see what they’re doing is wrong? If this isn’t wrong, then what is? Imagine how traumatized those little children would’ve been just before they died! Just how inhuman would a person have to be to convince himself what he’s doing is justified!

    My head is pounding with all the rage and all the helplessness, and I don’t know what I can do to make it go away.

  3. Just proves that we are in a world where humanity is dead. What are the parents teaching their sons who pick up guns and unleash them on innocent children?

    If I were a parent and that son was mine I would kill him and feel it better to have a dead one than have him alive and killing innocent people in the name of religion or revenge

  4. What happened was tragic, to say the least. But the reaction/response I heard to this was even more tragic. I heard everything from, how we should be happy that Pakistan isn’t part of India, How this is about Islam and it’s followers. What happened has nothing to do with the country or religion. It was a horrific act irrespective of all these factors!

  5. Reblogged this on Face the Heavens and commented:
    I too am writing a post that had to be cut in two because there was too much grief to bear. Our world has been poisoned as man has strayed away from the beliefs that make us human such as a joyful life shared with our families and learning about the beauty of our planet, not the hatred and power among men waging war. May the spiritual thoughts and harmony of others carry you , please do not add to the hatred of the world but believe good will come. I mourn for you my brother..

  6. I too am writing a post that had to be cut in two because there was too much grief to bear. Our world has been poisoned as man has strayed away from the beliefs that make us human such as a joyful life shared with our families and learning about the beauty of our planet, not the hatred and power among men waging war. May the spiritual thoughts and harmony of others carry you , please do not add to the hatred of the world but believe good will come. I mourn for you my brother
    .posted in A question What happened to my Miracle.?

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