Indian lawmakers and schools observed a two-minute silence over the massacre in Peshawar. Special prayers were also held to commemorate the victims of the attack.

Indian schoolchildren pray at their school in Mumbai. — AFP
Indian schoolchildren pray at their school in Mumbai. — AFP
Children hold placards as they pay tribute to Pakistani children and staff in the attack in Peshawar, during morning assembly at their school in Siliguri. — AFP
Children hold placards as they pay tribute to Pakistani children and staff in the attack in Peshawar, during morning assembly at their school in Siliguri. — AFP
Boys offer prayers for victims killed in the Taliban attack in Peshawar.  — AP
Boys offer prayers for victims killed in the Taliban attack in Peshawar. — AP
Indian schoolchildren prepare lighted candles ahead of a vigil in the northern city of Jalandhar, India. – AFP
Indian schoolchildren prepare lighted candles ahead of a vigil in the northern city of Jalandhar, India. – AFP
Schoolchildren pray during morning assembly at their school in Shimla. – AFP
Schoolchildren pray during morning assembly at their school in Shimla. – AFP
Schoolchildren take an oath as they hold lighted candles at their school in Mumbai. — AFP
Schoolchildren take an oath as they hold lighted candles at their school in Mumbai. — AFP
A blackboard adorned with a message from Indian schoolchildren at their school in Mumbai. — AFP
A blackboard adorned with a message from Indian schoolchildren at their school in Mumbai. — AFP
Schoolchildren pray during an assembly at their school in New Delhi. — AFP
Schoolchildren pray during an assembly at their school in New Delhi. — AFP
Schoolchildren take part in a prayer for victims of the Taliban attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, in the northern Indian city of Mathura. — Reuters
Schoolchildren take part in a prayer for victims of the Taliban attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, in the northern Indian city of Mathura. — Reuters

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TQ
Dec 17, 2014 05:08pm
I wish all children in India shall remain safe. Best wishes from Pakistan.
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VIJAY KUMAR
Dec 17, 2014 05:15pm
Well done schools and Children, you have to understand the menace of terrorism, war and weapons, which is slowly eating our civilization. You have to say No to this all, future is in your hands. May this not happen again, in any form, anywhere in the world. RIP departed Peshawar kids and others !!.
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Fahad Meer
Dec 17, 2014 05:16pm
A good gesture...... thanks India
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NASIR
Dec 17, 2014 05:18pm
Love you India for standing with Pakistan in this darkest tragedy in country history
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Sharath Chandra
Dec 17, 2014 05:19pm
India weeps with you.
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Nitesh
Dec 17, 2014 05:19pm
what a shame !! Indians pray for peshawar victims and support pakistan #indiawithpakistan and greeted back with #StopIndianTerrorismInPak
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masood
Dec 17, 2014 05:23pm
Thank u India........proves that humanity has no bounderies.
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maria
Dec 17, 2014 05:24pm
Thanks to all India specially the younger generation for this demonstration of solidarity!
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Irfan Baloch
Dec 17, 2014 05:29pm
bless you Indians, may your children be safe and happy. despite our political differences you have done more in showing your grief than our Arab brother countries.
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Chandra Sekhar
Dec 17, 2014 05:32pm
So sad to hear about this terrible attack. I cannot even come to terms to say Rest in peace to such young innocent children. When will this cruelty end? Both our countries should stop petty irrelevant fights and focus on well being of each other. After all, our origins are the same divided by a line. I feel so sorry for the parents of the kids who lost their lives. I truly am sorry and sad Pakistan
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kaustubh
Dec 17, 2014 05:32pm
black day for world.. innocent children dying..
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Bharat Kumar Jaiswal
Dec 17, 2014 05:34pm
We... as Indian always prayed for world peace....
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kamal
Dec 17, 2014 05:35pm
Thanks Dawn, for posting these moving images fom india.
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Peace lover
Dec 17, 2014 05:41pm
Truely moving pictures !
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Kamal Pasha
Dec 17, 2014 05:42pm
Thank you very much my children for remembering your brothers and sisters. You will always be in my thoughts. God bless.
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dinesh
Dec 17, 2014 05:43pm
the photos speak for themselves. RIP little flowers. Words can never be adequate to describe the pain. Is there any God up there??? Please give peace to the families.
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Arpan Dutta
Dec 17, 2014 05:43pm
We are with you Pakistan, our heart goes out to you. We feel terrible. These terrorists must be flushed out. Please help us to help you. Both nations should join hands and clean this land. After all we feel the same emotions, then why can't we work together??? I am all teary now. I am so sorry guys for your loss.
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wondi
Dec 17, 2014 05:44pm
On seeing this photos......................tears started shedding in my eyes..................so touching................................I request all my pakistani brothers stand against those people still distingushing BAD TALIBANS AND GOOD TALIBANS
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Syren (India)
Dec 17, 2014 05:45pm
See the sincerity on each and every face in these pics....it speaks a thousand words....no words are enough to condemn the beasts who killed the children. Rest in peace little ones and when you wake up, may you play joyfully in the garden of God....you are in a better world......we are still stuck with manipulators who divide and kill and make people fight to satisfy their narrow interests.
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Agnos
Dec 17, 2014 05:49pm
Knowledge is true power. Grow up children in wisdom and strength and make this world a better place.
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Sudhanshu Swami
Dec 17, 2014 05:59pm
Whole world is a family.
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pagrri Sanbhaal
Dec 17, 2014 06:09pm
Thank you India.My concept about you has totally been changed.
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Iqhlaq Ahmed (lahore)
Dec 17, 2014 06:22pm
Thanks a lot India, We appreciate your warmth. Where are other countries from 'Muslim Ummah' ?
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Khoon Ke Ansoo
Dec 17, 2014 06:23pm
Thank you India. The pictures are really moving. Look at the sincerity on these faces. May be this generation can forgive and forget whatever has happened between the two neighbours over the last 70 years. May be one day both countries will help each other to fight poverty, disease and injustice instead of fighting each other. We must stand united to keep all children safe on both sides of the border. From, A Pakistani.
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sindhu shah
Dec 17, 2014 06:33pm
@Sudhanshu Swami India always belived since ages : Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (sanskrit) is a Sanskrit phrase which means "the world is one family".
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Jag Nathan
Dec 17, 2014 06:50pm
@Irfan Baloch Thank you Irfan. There is absolutely no justification to taking life of others - children or otherwise.
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Rudra
Dec 17, 2014 06:51pm
Tears continue to flow all across India ...for the children and the parents. God bless the kids and may there soul rest in peace ...this is inhuman and every human on planet should be with pakistan not only India..
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Ajaya K Dutt
Dec 17, 2014 06:51pm
Picture are a thousand words. Shock, grief and pain is so obvious.
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Krishna
Dec 17, 2014 06:54pm
It is our children. True, I could not eat the whole day. I wish this did not happen, and the children are alive. Please, please leave children alone!
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Pradeep Bhalla
Dec 17, 2014 06:56pm
For Parents , Grand Parents , Nation & the entire Humanity at large there can not be a tragedy worse than losing a Child...Carnage in Peshawar Crossed all limits of barbarism. The Tragedy just stunned all of us in the family........ My heart bleeds for the children who left & Parents and families who have been left to recover from the loss of their loved ones. My family and I pray for the peace of departed souls and beg God to help families who have suffered this big tragedy. Pradeep Bhalla & family from Mumbai, India
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Dr Shirish Tanksale
Dec 17, 2014 06:56pm
I don't know where this world leading to, killing these innocent children from Peshawar. Its darkest day of this century. My heart goes to the families who lost their love ones.
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Kumar
Dec 17, 2014 07:02pm
Extremely painful! What was achieved by this cowardly killing of children?
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G.A.
Dec 17, 2014 07:08pm
These pictures are louder than words. Thank you India!
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Pal Sharma
Dec 17, 2014 07:11pm
Dard Ka Hadd is Barh Jana Us Ka Khud Hi Dawa Ho Jana
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Sandeep Singh
Dec 17, 2014 07:13pm
@Irfan Baloch Irony is you still use the words like "Our Arab brothers". Really strange. You can marry with an Indian but can't with Arabs as they don't allow. Now you wonder where the real problem lies. You forget who is your real cousin brother?
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Aritra Kumar Dhawa
Dec 17, 2014 07:14pm
Pakistan and India had suffered a lot and are suffering a lot due to terrorism. I hope Pakistan Government will stood firm and take very strict action on these enemy of the humanity.
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Vivek M
Dec 17, 2014 07:15pm
Thank you Dawn. I definitely reckoned you as a great peace bringing element in the Indo-Pak society. Thank you ones again. and RIP to the flowers of the Peshawar and deepest condolence to their parents.
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reality bites
Dec 17, 2014 07:44pm
Lets stand together to stamp out extremism in all its forms. We are thankful to India for expression of grief and sympathy with us.
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StopKillingKids
Dec 17, 2014 07:53pm
Thank you India for standing with us during this difficult time. Your kindness will never be forgotten.
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Roy
Dec 17, 2014 07:54pm
my wife and i could not stop ourselves when my mother started crying seeing television news channels. my baby is just a month old and the grieving parents' faces merged with ours. doesn't matter from which part of the border we are, end of the day we take solace in our family, our children. Peshawar, we could not unite in our joys, but today unite in our grief. please accept our condolences.
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an Indian in grief
Dec 17, 2014 08:05pm
My heart and soul grieves with you all, our brothers and sisters and children in Pakistan. Terrorism of any kind has no honor and no religion. These terrorists cowards have lost their souls for whatever cause that they justify their actions with. To the parents of the kids in the military school, please accept my deepest condolences. Wish there was something that I could do.
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paatchu
Dec 17, 2014 08:09pm
This is not a time for blame game..Unite..unite in ur thoughts
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ROHIT PANDEY
Dec 17, 2014 08:11pm
Excellent...first step in healing of a fractured subcontinent?
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Sunil Chaturvedi
Dec 17, 2014 08:13pm
The Indian nation shares the grief and distress of our brothers and sisters in Pakistan. May god give courage to the bereaved families and help them cope with this loss.
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anil kumar pandey
Dec 17, 2014 08:15pm
today, I shocked to listen a heinous crime by terrorist in a school .its very coward action by terrorist
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NN
Dec 17, 2014 08:15pm
I see hope in the future. Please stop this hatered. Let love bloom let our children grow up in peaceful future My heart bleeds for my children in Pakistan they r my nieces my sons n daughters A hurt Indian
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Teja mein hoon, mark idhar hai
Dec 17, 2014 08:18pm
the sincerity in these children's eyes is extremely touching. #indiawithpakistan
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Bozo Sapien
Dec 17, 2014 08:20pm
Very touching . We all bleed the same.
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Ankur
Dec 17, 2014 08:25pm
we feel the same pain as the families of the children are feeling.... Ankur Jain, Delhi India.
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Freeman
Dec 17, 2014 08:30pm
Thanks Indian fellow for gesture of love
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Mili
Dec 17, 2014 08:36pm
For the last two days, tears have not dried up from my eyes, hurt is too much to express. RIP in little angels. I wish nobody ever see this kind of brutality again, let this one be the last.
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Ahmad Saeed
Dec 17, 2014 08:37pm
Humanity has no boundaries. Many Thanks for your prayers.
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Ali
Dec 17, 2014 08:39pm
This is very nice. I hope we all can live in peace. Terrorist will try to divide us but lets not allow them success. Thank you India.
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RK
Dec 17, 2014 08:53pm
No Words to Express , but one thing i can say We Are With You.
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VM
Dec 17, 2014 08:59pm
Me and my family are in shock since yesterday. Everyone looks disturbed after seeing pics of those parents. We can feel the pain here in India.
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Dr yahya
Dec 17, 2014 09:06pm
Pakistan and India If our politicians are not able to make peace with India - our children will do it and the children in India! Salaam, Namaste, Sat Sri Akal, Shalom... Religion should not be misused by politicians for their dirty politics! dr yahya
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tarik
Dec 17, 2014 09:07pm
Thank you all ! May you all be safe !
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akash
Dec 17, 2014 09:08pm
I have seen tears in eyes of many Indians. The children who lost their lives are our children as much as they are your children.The pain in heart is more unbearable because we are unable to do anything except express our sorrow in words.We wish we could do something to help; anything at all.
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ROHIT PANDEY
Dec 17, 2014 09:17pm
Civilization re establishing itself. After a brutal attempt to bury it.
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Manish
Dec 17, 2014 09:18pm
By God still tears in my eyes , we Indians are with you . May God give strengths to those all moms who lost there loving innocent kids ...am speechless now my Pakistani brothers and sisters
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Azeri
Dec 17, 2014 09:22pm
Today my state Kerala observed 2 minute silence for the Peshawar angels........RIP
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Pankaj
Dec 17, 2014 09:23pm
we Indians are crying at this brutality :( Each member of family has tears in eyes
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jijo pious
Dec 17, 2014 09:29pm
Our prayer goes out to all the family members who lost their beloved-----jijo ,kochi,jndia
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Ghanshyam tailor
Dec 17, 2014 09:34pm
Every indian school is praying for peshawar students safety
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Vikas
Dec 17, 2014 09:35pm
India and Pakistan must know that terrorism is our enemy. No religion can justify this attack.
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Suresh
Dec 17, 2014 09:46pm
Such a heartrending tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with our Pakistani brothers and sisters. We feel your pain and anguish. May this cowardly challenge to humanity trigger a wave of compassion and understanding.
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Himanshu Agarwal
Dec 17, 2014 09:50pm
We should set aside what we have been preserving since last 67 years and should think about better things now. Think about the future we have. Future of new generation. Do we really want to give them this hatred as our legacy?
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Nithin Nachppa (Indian)
Dec 17, 2014 09:56pm
What a shame that we humans are killing our own kids..
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Lakhkar Khan, Pekhawar de gulu khar
Dec 17, 2014 10:01pm
@Nitesh, It is a shame. As a Pakistani I totally agree.
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Subroto
Dec 17, 2014 10:06pm
I am still thinking how can someone kill childrens. Pakistan must find out these rowdies to book.
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vivek kumar
Dec 17, 2014 10:06pm
@NASIR we stand with our brothers and sisters in pakistan.
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Ankur
Dec 17, 2014 10:07pm
I think time has come to break the boundaries and fight against the terrorist together as we stood against the British..... Ankur Jain , Delhi, India.
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ankur
Dec 17, 2014 10:10pm
time has come for another gandhi to rise
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ROHIT SHRIVASTAVA
Dec 17, 2014 10:11pm
@Dr yahya ..... Unka kaam ahle siyasat jaane, mera kaam jaha tak mubabbat pahuche... We are with you Dr. in this difficult time.
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Lakhkar Khan, Pekhawar de gulu khar
Dec 17, 2014 10:12pm
@Irfan Baloch , Amen
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Faraz
Dec 17, 2014 10:25pm
No doubt! Religion, ... may it be any ... first teaches humanity! United we are ... against any terrorism! Be it carried out by any!
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Pradip Kashyap
Dec 17, 2014 10:27pm
Tears were rolling down my cheeks and throat got chocked when I saw the pictures of mutilated bodies of innocent children being made target of the cowardly terrorists. The whole world should unite to eliminate this virus. I am unable to find the right word that would express my condolence to the grief stricken parents.
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Nimish(india)
Dec 17, 2014 10:31pm
RIP LITTLE KIDS. Terrorism has no boundry. Feeling same pain. At my workplace everybody was shocked and sad. Why kids???? #indiawithpakistan.
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Krsna
Dec 17, 2014 10:33pm
When we used to play in our colony, our mother always used to get mad at us even though she knew we would be home before sunset. My heart goes to those mothers who will wait dusk after dusk for the children who will never return. No matter what we do, we can't bring those precious lives back. Nobody deserves a untimely death, esp. not our children. We will talk about it today, may be tomorrow and may be a day after, but one day the world would move on. But how will the grieving mothers and fathers move on? Dear Pakistanis, we stand with you in this hour of grief and we know no words can be good enough to lessen your pain, but let us cry with you and share your grief. May be, God will be moved by seeing it, may be HE will ensure no other parent in this world has to experience this pain. Prayers from India.
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AK
Dec 17, 2014 10:35pm
I watched these pictures many times in past few hours, I notice absolute sincerity and pain on each face! I feel very proud for my Indian roots. God bless ALL children in the world!
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mithun anand
Dec 17, 2014 10:36pm
Let there be light and peace..let there be happiness across the border . I am confident that our young generation of this sub continent will bring the bright future. Go ahead our future generation. Make this world a beautiful place to live. No expression is enough to show our grief and pain !
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javed ali Hasrat
Dec 17, 2014 10:37pm
WELL DONE....AMAN KI ASHA
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Amit
Dec 17, 2014 10:40pm
Sad but it seems that we are not learning anything... Just old story and now we are speaking useless things on twitter #StopIndianTerrorismInPak. We are with Pakistan but is pakistan with pakistan or still we are living in different world?
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javed ali Hasrat
Dec 17, 2014 10:41pm
ALLAH keep safe all student all over the world. terrorism have no religion
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sri1
Dec 17, 2014 10:43pm
Dear brothers and sisters across the border, we feel your pain and agony as parents, siblings, grand-parents and friends, neighbors and fellow humans. Please do not thank us, it is just a natural outpouring of human empathy.
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Your brothers from India
Dec 17, 2014 10:49pm
Can't imagine the pain of the parents of those little ones lost. Condolences from the heart for their families. Hope the others will recover from the trauma they went through.
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jyoti
Dec 17, 2014 10:53pm
With a very Heavy Heart I appeal to all.......please spare children from the politics of adults' misguided ideologies.....they are too innocent and pure to be made target of hatred. May God give eternal peace to the departed souls , fortitude & strength to the bereaved families to bear this irreparable loss.
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Amith
Dec 17, 2014 10:55pm
Futures shattered:'( :'( We are with you Pakistan........ What did those innocent kids do ?? :( We are equally weeping for the loss of those kids..... May Lord Ram give the families all the strength and courage........ Deepest condolences from India
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Nirav
Dec 17, 2014 10:56pm
Almost every Indian has tearz in his eyes after this massacre......thanks Dawn for spreading Love....
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Prashant
Dec 17, 2014 11:09pm
We Indians are with you, we pray for your safety and prosperity.... Love you all and be safe. #indiawithpakistan
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Nauman tariq
Dec 17, 2014 11:10pm
Thanks to Indian public for supporting us in this tragic moment. May GOD bless you.
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human
Dec 17, 2014 11:16pm
Respect!!!!!
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PUNE-MH
Dec 17, 2014 11:30pm
Humanity have not any Boundaries....After all India and Pakistan born from one Motherland...we feel same pain as Pakistani feel about their children..
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Manoj Kaushik
Dec 17, 2014 11:31pm
My heart weeps for the departed little angels and their bereaved parents. I was literally in tears watching news here in India.......
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Dipak
Dec 17, 2014 11:40pm
Dipak@TQ : God bless all children and people of the world from any form of terrorism. May peace and brotherhood prevail forever.
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kanhaiya
Dec 17, 2014 11:45pm
Ham shayad har gaye....jab unn haiwano...ne 140 sapno ka katal kar diya...par inn picture ko dekh k aisa laga... mano...jaise ek umeed ki kiran jaag utthi... hai... We are with you pakistan.... Ishwar...rehmat barse unn pariwaro par jinhone ne apno ko khoya #Indiawithpakistan
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Praveen D
Dec 17, 2014 11:46pm
I look at the old pictures from Army School, Peshawar, and I think of my own school days in Bangalore. Back then, we knew innocence. I am choking up for these young ones and their families. Dear God, please comfort Pakistan.
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abdul
Dec 17, 2014 11:48pm
Line of control is only in land , not in heart , We are here to share and wipe your tears too, and strongest solidarity to fight against terror. " Fallen flowers may leave their fragrance behind "
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Bahadur
Dec 17, 2014 11:49pm
Thanks India and particularly students! You have shown class. May our two countries become friends forever.
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Manish
Dec 17, 2014 11:51pm
We share our culture, our ancestors and your children are children of our family too. Let us remove all our misunderstandings. And let us unite in our minds before we need another tragedy to unite us.
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Goutham Bellary
Dec 18, 2014 12:04am
Wow! Nice to see that it has caused such a stir even in India. Hope this causes a tsunami of social movement to root out the menace of terrorism in the region.
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Peacemaker
Dec 18, 2014 12:08am
Civilization and Education brings changes into society, and will get rid of divisions based on color, language, religion or else. The future is in the hands of new generations, and like in post war Europe its time both Pak & Ind to make effort to be friends and neighbours! Hate-Violence-Weapons brings only death & destruction!
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Sammy
Dec 18, 2014 12:11am
Love you India.
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ROHIT PANDEY
Dec 18, 2014 12:19am
@Iqhlaq Ahmed (lahore) Quite a few countries of the "Ummah" have internal problems themselves? Terror and civil strife? They cannot be too involved about Pakistan's problems?
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MP
Dec 18, 2014 12:23am
My heart felt sympathies.
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Gagan
Dec 18, 2014 12:29am
please for 5 minutes forget about what religion we are from , think about the small little angels who never deserved this fate. Why our ego and religion comes in the way of humanity. Why do we think of others as they are less then us. Equality - treating everyone as a human being - that should make this world a better place but why doesn't it happen.
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Tojo Jose
Dec 18, 2014 12:31am
I am a teacher in south India. Today, large number of my students have assembled on their own with candles to express solidarity with the angels we lost at Army Public School. Many of them were in shock, disturbed and many were in tears while discussing the tragedy to the Peshawar children. They told us to intimate their prayers to the parents and siblings of the Army school students. We are with you Pakistan...
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shravster
Dec 18, 2014 12:33am
I have experienced a hollow deep sinking feeling whole day after reading that kids were shot at point blank by the enemies of humans. I hope Bhagwan/Allah/Jesus/Waheguru, etc; give you all enough strength and courage to overcome the worst moment ever to happen in your country. May those wo died their souls rest in peace. HARI OM!!
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Mukesh
Dec 18, 2014 12:34am
RIP innocents . Hope terror will end soon .
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randy
Dec 18, 2014 12:38am
A Canadian of Indian origin stand with people of Pakistan MAY GOD HAVE MERCY on departed .
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Basharat Khan
Dec 18, 2014 12:39am
Thanks
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pankaj
Dec 18, 2014 12:41am
very heartbreaking.
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Piyush
Dec 18, 2014 01:13am
Almost everyone in our Family and Friends had Tears in our eyes looking at images of this ruthless massacre of innocent children. Our Hearts feel your Pain. Indians share your pain and understand what you are going through. These Terror acts are It's inhumane. We Pray to God these Terror organizations are wiped out from the face of earth.
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Saeed
Dec 18, 2014 01:29am
@Amit That hashtag is used by a small number of uneducated lunatics who are inspired by Zaid Hamid and the like. Just like, a small percentage of Indians have celebrated the attack and called is a revenge for the Mumbai attacks. However, the majority of Pakistanis, including myself have been touched and are extremely grateful towards the general Indian response, warmth and empathy and would remember it fondly for many many years to come@
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Rohit Kaul
Dec 18, 2014 01:41am
It is a sad episode in the history of the two countries which I I believe are estranged brothers. We need to unite and not allow our land to be exploited by such maniacs who are real kafirs. There is love and affection that millions of people in these two great countries share. Let's build our future together, let's have peace and prosperity in both the countries. We need each other. May God bless the souls of little angels who sacrificed their lives.
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waqas
Dec 18, 2014 01:42am
Thank you India. Words can not describe the beauty of these pictures.
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PLS
Dec 18, 2014 02:04am
Tears have rolled down my cheeks every time I have watched horrible scenes of killing of very lovely innocent children in a Peshawar school. I thought as if they were all my own grand children. My heart goes out to the parents of those innocent children. All humanity needs to unite to root out the perpetrators of such heinous crime. Let us rise above nationality and religion and act as human beings.
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independentthinker
Dec 18, 2014 02:09am
Why can't adults learn from children - sometimes? This world can be a much safer place to live in!
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czar
Dec 18, 2014 02:11am
Very moving....they are all our children whether they live on east of the border or west. They deserve peace, dreams, and good life. I hope all children of this sub-continent never see such tragedy again.. Thank you India for standing with us and wish for the day that we will become good friends and great neighbors.
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Vasant
Dec 18, 2014 02:31am
We live in sydney we from india when yestrday watching news from Aaj Tak from pakistan My wife start craying so sad all our pryers with you pepol
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Mohammed Abbasi
Dec 18, 2014 02:34am
beautiful images - we all need to stand together against violence and hate of the few
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Amir Khan
Dec 18, 2014 02:36am
Thank You Dawn for posting these Pictures and letting the whole world know about the classy gesture of indian's towards the merciless killing of children in pakistan. And great job for striving towards to promote healthy relationship between the people of india and pakistan.
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Manish Desai
Dec 18, 2014 02:41am
Every time I see a picture of another mother in mourning, the tears flow anew. I am gutted and enraged.
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Fawad
Dec 18, 2014 03:06am
These images are so genuinely moving. Thanks to our Indian brothers and sisters for this heartfelt expression of peace, love and tolerance. We must resolve to know each other better as human beings, to overcome historical prejudice and live together as peaceful and thriving neighbors.
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shah
Dec 18, 2014 04:04am
God bless you India
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An Indian Teacher
Dec 18, 2014 04:06am
Rest in peace little angels. Whether in India or Pakistan you are all gods beautiful flowers. We share your grief & sorrow.
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sharjil
Dec 18, 2014 04:27am
God bless India. How wrong I have been. I am not ashamed to admit it. I cry when I should sleep. I seek answers to unanswerable questions when I should be clearing my mind after just another work day. Nothing seems the same today. These children on both sides of the border, in life and in death, have taught me more than any book, orator or philosopher ever would be able to. Jai Hind. Pakistan Zindabad. I demand an end to terrorism and I call for peaceful resolution of all of our problems from this day forward.
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Hari
Dec 18, 2014 04:47am
Brothers and sisters of Pakistan. I am an Indian living in the USA for the last 33 years. I buy groceries from a Pakistani restaurant. I have Pakistani friends and enjoy Pakistani songs and drama. You can see that the real enemy is Taliban and not India. Put India on your side and they will gladly come and help rid your country of the Taliban.
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Moreshwar (India)
Dec 18, 2014 04:51am
"Small coffins... are heavy to carry..." RIP little birds... Terrorism has no religion... What was the children's fault? India is with you Pakistan in grief and pain...
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Purush
Dec 18, 2014 04:54am
This is not merely two minutes of silence or a prayer. These are the seeds of a bond that is going to form between children from both sides. The least that we can do is to allow this bond to flourish. This is the best way to honour the sacrifices of the young ones.
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Observer
Dec 18, 2014 04:55am
Pictures speak 1000s of words. Thanks dawn for posting these pictures. Hope they are eye opener for politicians in both countries.
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Prakhar
Dec 18, 2014 04:58am
Looking at these kids, I have immense hope for our nations. We will live in peace and love - Inshallah !!
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Pakistani
Dec 18, 2014 05:16am
@kanhaiya Thank You.
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Rohit
Dec 18, 2014 05:21am
My heart cries for the children who died and even more for those who witnessed the carnage. So young impressionable minds losts
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Anup
Dec 18, 2014 05:25am
No parent in the world should see such horrific day, RIP to little ones and condolences to those who lost their loved ones.
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CHANAKYA
Dec 18, 2014 05:27am
The solidarity of INDIAN Children towards their brothers and sisters in Peshawar is deeply touching.
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MS
Dec 18, 2014 05:28am
If this outpouring grief and sincerity cannot bring India and Pakistan together what else will?? Thank you Dawn for publishing these pictures.
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ashok
Dec 18, 2014 05:29am
16 december i could never forget.i kept icecream inside the freezer which i brought for my kids instead of giving it to my kids. tears were rolling down on my wifes chiks, 1oo times she uttered one sentence " how can they kill inocent children. god where are you. kids from pakistan is like kids from neighbour house we all have same origin. pakistan we all are with u. it has really shakened all of us. blody tererosits
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Anil
Dec 18, 2014 06:02am
Sad Sad Sad............world!
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Peace
Dec 18, 2014 06:20am
two days over......tears still not dried up, dearest angles rip, parents of the Angels, our deepest sympathies in the troubled and painful times.
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Jamal
Dec 18, 2014 06:27am
Thank you India
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Ashabikash
Dec 18, 2014 06:45am
No words or expression are enough to condemn the act of utmost brutality. My thoughts and prayers are with the Pakistani families who lost their budding hopes. May god give them strength to bear the immense loss. Ashabikash
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Ashish
Dec 18, 2014 06:56am
I was deeply saddened by the news. My heart felt condolences to all the families who lost their loved ones.. #IndiawithPakistan - This is not just a Tag line but we genuinely feel the pain and are with you in this tragic moment.
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Ashish Singh
Dec 18, 2014 07:11am
Can not still come to terms with this! How can someone so methodically shoot kids?....Tears will dry, but Pakistan should not leave anyone who is behind this, make a genuine effort and do not spare the planners and perpetraturs even if they are hiding in another planet.The in-humans should be finished
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gagan
Dec 18, 2014 07:14am
When some one in my brothers family passes away especially a child it is a time to mourn. A time to feel pain of the loss. A time to think what each family would be going thru. While...its not possible to be there with you and hold you when you break from feel shattered but the fact is each one of us here in India is crying for the pain of our lost brothers. Deeply deeply hurt.
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Pragmatic
Dec 18, 2014 07:30am
May God protect you from such events
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AB, US
Dec 18, 2014 07:36am
We share ur pain. Lets join hands to end the menace of barbarism together. We all shedding tears as the news poured in. Lets pray for those serene souls lost in the mayhem. We Indians are here for u.
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Koushik Lahiri
Dec 18, 2014 07:39am
Speechless! No words to condemn these barbaric terrorists! Can't stamp as inhuman, can't call them animals as no subhuman species has ever displayed this kind of cruelty towards its own species! !! If the neighbor is in danger we are also not safe. That's why we are even more concerned. We are anxious for the safety of our friends and relatives in Pakistan and deeply concerned about our own safety here in India. These mindless hemophilic beasts know no borders! I am sure Peshawar will never be the same again. Juat imagine how many parents have lost their children. A 5 yr old girl was killed on her first day at school. Is this the deadliest ever act of terrorism on the soil of Pakistan? Will the politicians wake up now? Will they?
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Arpan
Dec 18, 2014 07:41am
Peace, respect, and Good faith in each other will take both of our countries far and away from this dastardly acts of cowardliness. Our problems are same, then why add one more problem by hating each other? Lets join hands and fight the other problems together. Heartfelt condolences to the families where kids never made it back from the school.
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Malay Vyas
Dec 18, 2014 07:44am
There’s a bullet in my backpack, It went through my math textbook.. The lunch box may have a hole I haven’t had a chance to look. There’s a bullet in my backpack, My homework is now ruined, The pen may not write anymore, I haven’t even tried. There’s a bullet in my backpack. I brought a flower for the teacher. The petals are now all over, Wont be able to collect them forever. There’s a bullet in my backpack. But my friends aren’t making fun of me. They seem to be quiet for long. And I don't want them to be. There’s a bullet in my backpack. And the teacher is fine with it. She hasn't scolded me today, She’s staring at the ceiling far away. There’s a bullet in my backpack, It tore through my shirt, I think. Sorry mom, I will need a new uniform. This one is stained by red ink. There’s a bullet in my backpack, I don't know who put it there. In the name of God or whoever, Don't know why but it's hurting everywhere. 16-December-2014
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Assad
Dec 18, 2014 07:56am
Thank you India! We appreciate your sentiments in these moments of intense grief.
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Abhijeet
Dec 18, 2014 08:09am
The smallest coffins are the heaviest. We are with you Pakistan at this moment, RIP angels.
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S Patel
Dec 18, 2014 08:18am
No words....My condolence to the people of Pakistan....
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Nadeem
Dec 18, 2014 08:21am
It should not stop now. Not in a week, Not in a month and Never until the last monster of terrorism is flushed out from this earth. There cannot be anything more inhumane than killing toddlers from point blank range. A girl went to school first day never to come back :( We in India understand and share the pain of each parent and entire pakistan. We are with you and request you to start your fight against terrorism and keep it on till it reaches to the end of terrorism.
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Joy From India
Dec 18, 2014 08:22am
Its no longer a Pakistani or Indian...its children ...there could be no more words ...its all tears from India ....Whoever is a mom and Dad, they could feel the pain....
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Ramesh
Dec 18, 2014 08:23am
Feeling really sad. Only we Indians can really feel the pain of Pakistan now. I can proudly say this since Pakistanis are not our neighbor but you all our true Brothers. This is true. Differences between two countries can hide this fact but this is a big truth. We are always with you.
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TK
Dec 18, 2014 08:25am
@Irfan Baloch we ARE your brothers. The Arabs are the foreigners. When will you understand that?
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Narasimha murty
Dec 18, 2014 08:34am
These pictures are really moving . It is not just the loss of 140 lives, the very idea of attacking young innocent children is nothing but devilish . There is no justification in any terrorism. Compassion should be the corner stone of any religion. When we help others we are angels and the servants of God . When we hurt others we are devils and the agents of Saitan ! India and Pakistan should live in peace and concentrate their efforts in improving the living standards of their people.
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Ajaya K Dutt
Dec 18, 2014 08:52am
@ROHIT PANDEY - Aptly said.
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Rocky-Delhi, India
Dec 18, 2014 08:57am
RIP to all little and innocent children. Terrorism has no religion, May allah spread universal brotherhood all around the world.
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Bhaskar
Dec 18, 2014 09:03am
Dear pakistani citizens.... 70 years ago we were united. We share common decency towards humanity. Even across borders you still remain bonded to us. We are unable to forget the images and the seer barbarity. I hope peace prevails and its time for the citizens of your great country tell the politcians what to do, instead of allowing them to do things on their own. An entire group of blooming young children wiped out ????? My heart still is bleeding with anger. RIP young buds. We havefailed you as elders and take responsibility. Will carry this guilt forever. We hope this is the last ever act of barbarity onto the future citzens of pakistan, asia, world. Bhaskar chennai south india
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Sharjeel Abid
Dec 18, 2014 09:16am
We unite after paying the worst possible price.... We are United under one flag i.e. HUMANITY
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Alok
Dec 18, 2014 09:20am
As a human being, a father, and an Indian, my prayers and deepest condolences to the affected families and all people of Pakistan for this senseless act.
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NS Naidu, from India
Dec 18, 2014 09:21am
Thanks for taking this peace message across pakistan. Let pakistan common citizen understand, we are all from same blood. please don't permit your soil to nurture 'Jihad' against India. There is not Good & Bad terrorists. Please don't make such barbarian as Hero or Freedom Fighters. The result of terrorism is unbearable pain. You know now, how painful this is. then why did you openly support the same against India.
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praveen V
Dec 18, 2014 09:21am
My heart cringes every time I think of this heinous crime. My thoughts are with those that parents that are affected by this senseless killing. May GOD grant them strength and fortitude to pick up the threads of their lives again.
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worldpeace@gmail.com
Dec 18, 2014 09:22am
This pain is unbearable ... be it Peshawar, Mumbai or New York ... no reason in the world allows killing of innocents. We the people have to STOP allowing the hatred spreaders like Hafiz Sayeed, be in Pakistan or India ... till the time such Hatred Spreaders exist, innocent children will be killed or orphaned.
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hud hud
Dec 18, 2014 09:24am
we deeply condole this. still some people in Pakistan telling RAW did this. guys in pakistan dont listen some illogical allegations by musharaf n hafiz saeed. u just check the history before independent also how peaceful indians are. yes we do have difference in kashmir also that is a fact because it is disputed land. you can not put blame on india only. some mistake done by india n some by pakistan also there.
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sameer
Dec 18, 2014 09:26am
Body language of each and every children in these pics shows how serious and genuine they are at this age while offering prayers, and not just gathering just because teachers asked them to do.
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Aamchi Mumbai
Dec 18, 2014 09:29am
RIP little souls. How can anybody hurt children. Pakistan please finish of these Mullahs, LET, TALIBAN, JUD, TEHREEK TALIBAN & WHAT NOT
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Irum
Dec 18, 2014 09:29am
Thank you India.In this hour of grief, your support means the world to us. From a Pakistani. Jai Hind.
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suman-tribute from india
Dec 18, 2014 09:34am
Whole world is our family. Tribute to all those who lost their life in such incident. it's very painful that terrorist are killing our member of family even children . There is no good terrorism and bad terrorism, it's only terrorism that destroy humanity. it seems a country became victim of his own creation.
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Khalifa
Dec 18, 2014 09:38am
Truly moving images - an extraordinary gesture of humanity from invaluable children fraternity of India. We all hope and pray that the pain of the parents who lost their little angels, and the little angels who lost their mothers or fathers in the Peshawar carnage may subside. May the fact that the whole world weeps with them and stand in solidarity with them in this most trying hour, bring some relief to their minds.
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mathai kuriakose
Dec 18, 2014 09:42am
great coverage. even indian media did not cover it this big. the children who were gunned down are yours and ours and of the whole world. may be this is the beginning of the end of terrorism. in kerala where i live there is a saying 'in bad times wrong thoughts'. when a downfall is imminent we are forced to think in the wrong direction. these thoughts are destined to take us to the downfall. that probably is an explanation for this dastard act.
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Rahul
Dec 18, 2014 10:02am
Prayers from India. We are with you during this tough time brothers and sisters..
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UsmanMM
Dec 18, 2014 10:09am
'Terrorism has no religion' 'Love has no boundaries' Thank you neighbors. Let's all strive for a compassionate and humane world.
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swarup
Dec 18, 2014 10:10am
For the last two days , my blood is boiling with anger and at the same time my heart is with the parents who lost their children. The mood here in India is grim because the children is the most beautiful creation of nature. I request you as an Indian Citizen that please protest against some heartless thugs who wants to indirectly blame India for this heinous and dastardly crime. Take it from me that my wife and mother cried like anything after seeing this horrific act on Television. We cannot bring back those sweet brave heart children but please let their spirit never die down as passage of time. Please capture those culprits and do justice to those who lost their children.
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Shubham
Dec 18, 2014 10:12am
we are the child of same mother and we are always be with u..despite of being divided by boundaries we are still joined by heart..#RIPthosechildren #IndiawithPakistan
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BUBBLE CHANDRA
Dec 18, 2014 10:32am
It is good to see our children learning humanity, love and peace since childhood. I am sure the coming generation will make this world much better. We have taken many steps of evolution in society and humanity since ancient, medieval to modern. My deepest condolence for Pakistani families who lost their children in the brutal attack on humanity.
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Kranti
Dec 18, 2014 10:44am
@Irfan Baloch This is the first time I saw somebody getting this many votes in DAWN. Congratulations. Keep up the good work...
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Vineet
Dec 18, 2014 10:46am
We Indians feel and share pain of our Pakistani brothers. Words can not describe how sad we all are feeling. I am very much thankful to Dawn for posting these images. It may help people on the other side of border to understand us better.
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Kranti
Dec 18, 2014 10:46am
@pagrri Sanbhaal Thanks to DAWN for changing at least one persons attitude for good.
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Kranti
Dec 18, 2014 10:47am
@Sudhanshu Swami This is for what INDIA's motto is...
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SALEEM
Dec 18, 2014 10:50am
The Solidarity show of Indian kids with Pakistani kids is a good gesture I new generations will come up with new Hoppppppppppppppes.....
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Patriotic Indian
Dec 18, 2014 10:56am
I have been reading news on Dawn and must say that I weep couple of times watching pictures of parents suffered in this heinous attack in Pak army school. We Indians pray for the peace of the departed school childrens and their teachers. We pray to god to give courage and perseverance to affected families and the Pak Nation to overcome this huge loss. Patriotic Indian
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suraj
Dec 18, 2014 11:15am
Do we really need sacrifices of our children to get united against terror????? :(
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jay patel
Dec 18, 2014 12:19pm
I wish Children in India should be safeguarded and Government should be ready to tackle any such attempts. There is no way you can avoid your country longer unless you hit them from their bases. India should start offensive operation to eliminate terrorist base camps located in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir - muzaffarabad and bring back Davood and Hafiz Saied back to India for further trial.
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Arunachalam Sekar Pillai
Dec 18, 2014 12:28pm
Sri. Sathyarthi the noble laureate said , '' take me and leave these children ''. Several Indians condole the death of these young buds before they could see the world.
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raghu reddy
Dec 18, 2014 12:43pm
@Irfan Baloch Because we belong to the same civilization and lived under common tree for ETERNITY WHO knows how long.... Religion is personal and shouldnt create physical borders..Even it does, solidarity should remain for our past is always with us...Arabs only traded with you..We lived with you just like common citizens..
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rajat Khanna
Dec 18, 2014 12:51pm
Everyone here in India from My Cook to Dhobi , everyone is talking about how painful and heartening this massacre is. Not just in India but Im sure Entire world feels the pain . STOP Hatred . THIS Should never happen to anyone ever again
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Awais
Dec 18, 2014 01:00pm
Thank You India
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satya
Dec 18, 2014 01:09pm
i am not able to hold tears reading all the comments , i cried when i watched on the tv, i too have kids , no words can console those mothers and fathers , all the asian governments have to come together to chase these extremists and put them behind bars so that all our children and the humanity is safe , may god bless the children who lost their lives RIP , satya and family , hyderabad , india.
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AJ
Dec 18, 2014 01:23pm
India cries and weeps with you Pakistan. Tears have been rolling down these cheeks everytime I read anything about this brutal and inhuman massacre of innocent children. What a shame that we have not been able to root out such inhumamity from the face of this earth. What else will it take? Let us resolve that we will never let this happen to any child again. Terrorism in all forms must be wiped out NOW.
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Indian
Dec 18, 2014 01:34pm
@Nitesh This is a difficult time for our neighbours. I'm sure we can ignore such fringe voices and stand with Pakistan at this dark hour. No parent should send their children to school fearing they may never come back.
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BK
Dec 18, 2014 01:45pm
@Saeed If anybody supported or spoken in favor of unfortunate incident of Army School, Peshawar they have the same status of killers. All those who heart would have cried atleast siliently.
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Kaly
Dec 18, 2014 03:34pm
@Fawad - 2000% true....
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Sunil
Dec 18, 2014 04:47pm
Eyes are filled with tears. Nothing can ever justify the killing of innocents. I hope that Pakistani politicians, brothers and sisters will wake up. --Indian (By birth I am Hindu, and humanity will remain my religion forever).
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asd
Dec 18, 2014 05:14pm
:'(
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Puru
Dec 18, 2014 05:28pm
I looked at these photos of our kids from India, and thought of those kids in Peshawar.. and I cry again.
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M. Saeed Awan
Dec 18, 2014 05:40pm
That's very good practice of love by Indian students since children are children. They have only one relegion.... That is LOVE. I'm sure if such incident would have happen in India, several schools in Pakistan would go same way..(praying).
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amit
Dec 18, 2014 06:16pm
These angels will remain in our hearts forever.And angels dont belong to a country, they belong to entire universe.May God give their families strength to face the very hard time.
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Sudhanshu Swami
Dec 18, 2014 06:44pm
@sindhu shah yes, I wrote that only, used English as sanskrit may not be understood by all readers here. We Indians truely believe in all mighty God and that world (Everyone) is creation of God and we are family members. There may be many ways of worship but God is one.
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BODOLANDhero from India
Dec 18, 2014 06:49pm
No wards ....only tears in eyes.....
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shahid khan
Dec 18, 2014 07:15pm
why do people like musaraf & hafiz saeed spread such hatred speech. why do they dont want two countries to come together. why do.?? we all indian are with pakistan & family of pakistan. with love shahid khan shahidshan66@gmail.com
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bhartiya
Dec 18, 2014 08:32pm
As a kid I read that a child is the father of a man. Today I understood the meaning Actually I feel ashamed that I am a human being ! RIP little flowers and excuse your fathers whonever thought of giving up hatered and protecting you
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Vaibhav Shinde
Dec 18, 2014 08:55pm
@Irfan Baloch yes..exactly...But i guess your brother Arab countries are more worried with the falling crude prices than the killing of childrens.
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Mohan Krishnamurthi
Dec 18, 2014 10:04pm
Yes, We are brothers Mr. Irfan. We are more closer to each other than anybody in the world. Same food, Same Culture and same blood. We fought together with English people. If we are not with you at this time then I will never forgive myself. Our children died. They are sons of my pakistani brothers and my nephew. @Irfan Baloch. Now it is time to fight for each other not against each other.
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Dev
Dec 18, 2014 10:09pm
Hey...Our PM asked 2 mnts silence in all Indian schools for innocent kidz...
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Dr Avinash
Dec 18, 2014 10:38pm
Just can't imagine what has happened in Peshawar. How could they kill children. Every time I see the pictures my eyes get misty. Hope this never happens again anywhere in world. Rest in peace little flowers...
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Sialkotia
Dec 18, 2014 11:05pm
@SALEEM ......... Yes it will but only after Zia Haque Idealogy fathered generation in Pakistan is long gone.
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suneel
Dec 18, 2014 11:37pm
@Irfan Baloch mere bai irfan, u know that we all just born on diffrent woombs without any reasons of god, we are all humans, we were fighting, teesing, sharing a our emotions, but dont know why, we share the same blood, colour, what not, but still please forgive me , there is only emotions, that we are one, just think about this life, do our duties, raise our families , guys our elders have seen so many worst conditions, but still we have surived, what does it meens? dont know what else to say, best of luck to your kind.
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Akhilesh Singh
Dec 18, 2014 11:48pm
I am an officer in the Indian Army and my kids also study in Army School. Children, including my own, cried today in the school assembly. Let us learn from them. We are enemies only because of our vested political and personal interests. The Indian Army do not have even 1% of the political clout that the Pak Army has. Only the Pakistan Army and its choices can change our future discourse. It is a big choice Sir, but I urge you Gen Raheel Sharif to make it happen.
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Md jawed@india
Dec 19, 2014 12:42am
Kuch To Sharam Aayi Hogi,. Goli Jab Tumne Chalaai Hogi,. Nanhe Bachche The Sab, Jinko Maara,. Masoomon Ne Tum Sabka, Kya Bigaada,. Kya Cheekh Tumhe Sunaai Na Di,. Tadapti Jaan Kya Dikhaai Na Di,. Kis Kaleje Se Bandook Chalaai Tumne,. Insaaniyat Ki Gardan Jhukaai Tumne,. Kya Milaa Masoom Charaagon Ko Bhujaakar,. Kya Milaa Kisi Ka Ghar Jalaakar,. Khuda Tumhe Na Maaf Karega,. Tumhaare Saath Wo Insaaf Karega,. Dil Roya Bohat Is Baar Kafan Dekhkar,. Maa Ki Godd Mein Bachchon Ka Sar Dekhkar,.....! I never forget 26/11 , mardood taliban he had done agin .
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Ravi
Dec 19, 2014 02:53am
Our deepest sympathy to our pakistani brother and sisters in this difficult times. May OUR kids who lost their lives rest in peace. May the lord give the bereaved families the strength, solace.
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Ladybug
Dec 19, 2014 08:24am
India has been shell shocked and in grief because of this incident. No words can console the grief the parents are in today. You are in our prayers, hope the little angels are in the welcoming arms of the almighty..
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jamal
Dec 19, 2014 08:31am
@Ghanshyam tailor thankyou! every one in india, we feel better on ready all comments. sam
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Vineet
Dec 19, 2014 09:03am
@Md jawed@india Very well written. It reflects our sentiments too.
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Sonal Keshwani
Dec 19, 2014 09:36am
While enire Indian community is standing in grief with Pakisatan and mourning for childeren, Parvez Musharraf and Sayeed are blaming India for this attack. These shameless people will never understand humanity.
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cursedinfidel
Dec 19, 2014 09:39am
Where is Zaid Hamid? Indian and infidels conspiracy? Why don't you mend your ways and look at your neighbours in a different way? Can you give peace a chance?
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A father in pain
Dec 19, 2014 09:51am
Look at these innocent souls who are praying for my kids. God bless u my children. May you remain safe from any harm and hatred on the basis of faith, color, creed, language. Just be good humans (as you have showed). Thank you India. We will remember. And for my Pakistani friends... have any of your so-called brother Islamic countries have shown any grief, mercy, solidarity (they are actually the cause of this mayhem). Look who feels your pain despite the unfortunate history... Please be human....please leave the hatred....please be friends with civilized, educated and kind people instead of trying to follow ....religious fanatics... hate mongers... uncivilized....tribal kings
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Payal
Dec 19, 2014 10:42am
All of us were in tears when we heard this. Black Day for the entire world. India is with you, guys. This political divide must end and together we should wipe out these terrorists.
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manik jha
Dec 19, 2014 11:23am
dear pakistan i would like to say you that indians are crying since this incident happened...but now its your duty to understand india and take an action against mumbai 26/11 mastermind .........if you really want to come against terrorism then kindly do this...neither your country will be destroyed by your people one day........
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dilip
Dec 19, 2014 11:40am
Heart felt condolences from we Indians. But just compare it with celebration in PAKISTAN at the time of 26/11 . Then you will understand the root cause of bloodshed in Pakistan.
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Sayed Sajjad
Dec 19, 2014 11:51am
Word's cannot express the sadness we feel for you dealing with the death of the Innocent Childrens.
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Batra A
Dec 19, 2014 12:10pm
Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise, and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life. That's really where failure comes. Tom Cochrane WE ARE EXTREMELY SORRY FOR YOU GUYS. Hope n pray these episodes never repeated on either side of the border.
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Jose P Johnson
Dec 19, 2014 12:31pm
Well done Dawn...You picked the peace element and what is in the inner heart of common man... This is the ethics and it should be.. I appreciate your sincere effort in highlighting our love towards our pakistani brothers and sisters..As a father of two I am really disturbed to see the painful images from peshwar army school.. I am feeling in my heart how my those innocent lovely angels must have suffered from the hands or those ignornant idiots....I am feeling the pain of all those parent whose dream was shattered due to this henious act. Hope our Pak siblings will understand who are real brothers and sisters.. I appreciate Indian govt's actions to become a part of pak's hard time and sorry of families. Seeing the innocence and sincerity in these pictures I feel like this is time we have to unite and stand for well being of our nations and its prosperity and to fight together against terrorism.. I pray to God than this type of henious crimes aganist humanity may stop and people shall live in peace. Rest in peace my little children. My heart felt condolense all parents in peshwar. God bless
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zahid (multan)
Dec 19, 2014 12:59pm
Yeh hamarey phool hen..... yeh hamara mustaqbil hen...... !
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Afzal Mir
Dec 19, 2014 01:25pm
I pray for Allaha's blessings for all the children of India and Pakistan.
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Azhar
Dec 19, 2014 01:45pm
If every adult has a pure heart like a child, there will be no hostilities. Let us assume for a while that we on both sides are children and we strive for co-operation, love, pace and affection with each other. Enemies will derail and will be demolished automatically. Thank you India for very kind and heartly prayers for those who have left us. They have marked their deaths for peace and stability. Let their sacrifices do not go in vain. It is time to go after those hounds and finish them all. Hard job for Pakistan Army. I believe every Indian will stand with Pakistan at this difficult time.
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K RAMANI
Dec 19, 2014 01:59pm
@Saeed dear Saeed,none here in India have called it revenge . we all are dumb struck with the kind of ferocity unleashed. We are unable to come to terms with this attcak. We are so grieved and we can feel the pains of parents who lost their children. We are ony able to see small hands going up and beautiful eyes looking at us with all the innocense. That is why children are GODS we call them so... We are miserbale . Sp please dont even say any one here says it is revenge. It hurts us... regards GOD BLESS
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sundar
Dec 19, 2014 04:44pm
Our hearts cries seeing this sinful act by the terrorists. Prayers to the parents of these children and the family members of every human killed. May god give all strength to bear it. Hope the government takes a strong action on all these terrorists.
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nizamrahima
Dec 19, 2014 04:58pm
i salute you my boys and girls kindly accept our heartfelt sincere tks may allah shower his blessings up on you all and protect forever
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pagrri Sanbhaal
Dec 19, 2014 05:01pm
Aah..bless you India. We Pakistanis are totally broken.
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M. Saeed Awan
Dec 19, 2014 07:43pm
@Your brothers from India Thanx all Indian brothers that shared condolence and sympathy. Children has no religion, not biased to creed, colour, or race. So why they were targeted? Both India and Pakistan should avoid blame game and collectively to counter terrorism.
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Ajay Singh
Dec 20, 2014 04:28am
Our prayers are always with all the young little one who lost life in the devastating terror attack. God bless PAK to overcome this situation.
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Jayadevan
Dec 20, 2014 08:02am
@Nitesh There will always be kooks and conspiracy theorists who need to dream up fantasies to avoid seeing the truth. Do the Taleban speak for Pakistan? Does the Hindu Mahasabha which wants Godse's statue in public spaces speak for India? Is Obama a Kenyan Muslim? Were there WMD in Iraq?
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Rafiq Ali
Dec 20, 2014 09:46am
Touched my heart. Children are angels of God. They follow the best religion, that is humanity. Hope we can blur the narrow lines of religion, color, language and ethnicity and build a better world for them.
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brotherAccrossboder
Dec 20, 2014 09:52am
We Indians are like your brothers and are always with you.
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pak_wellwisher
Dec 20, 2014 10:36am
I hope this tragedy brings a tectonic shift in Pakistan....and it lets reason dictate what they believe in.....not religion.
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ramdas
Dec 20, 2014 10:43am
Hindustan had always pray Shanti Aman and hates all ty of Violence & Terrorism. What happened at Peshawar school is total UNACCEPTABLE !!!
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Zar Ali Khan Afridi
Dec 20, 2014 11:36am
Dear children we are grateful to you. You know that we are in shock and deep grief but can say that we are broken. The fault is of our policy makers that they have been using terrorists as proxies. Now snakes turned against them also and stung the little flowers also. Until our policy makers realize importance of neighboring countries like India and Afghanistan we can not get rid of such terrorism and barbarism. Once again thank you children. We know sound of your weep and that is the sound of our children are same.
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pt
Dec 20, 2014 12:10pm
ITS MODI call and its value in India as NARENDRA MODI ASKED ALL SCHOOLS TO OBSERVE MOURNING for 2 minutes and is been implemented. That is the power of democracy, the leader has to lead from front. HOPE Pakistan will too have such leader who only thinks about Pakistani peoples well being, poverty eradication, proper education to enhance livelihood. IF Gandhi and Jinnah look at us from heavens they will weep for what's going on in our countries. Pakistani democracy need to be strengthened with military under the control of democracy until that is not achieved its very difficult to achieve peace. Only people of Pakistan can do that by forcing Pakistan government to take strong steps to build good relations with india. India will do everything under modi to restore peace and harmony upto using its military to combat terrorism and all it needed is Pakistan should seek it and stand by MODI.
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ramakant dixit
Dec 20, 2014 03:39pm
Dear Pakistan .. Please do not forgive them. Kill them in a way that it would fear event to the death itself. I beg. Please don't forgive don't forget. An indian
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Indian Abroad
Dec 20, 2014 04:06pm
Spare a thought for the surviving children who lived through the horror. Some of then witnessed their friends die next to them, or a teacher burned alive. A large number of them must be living through nightmares and will require help. I sincerely hope they can get over this trauma.
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Annum
Dec 20, 2014 04:41pm
I appreciate the positive gesture from India. All we need to understand is that we are not enemy we all are human beings and we are same.For every inhuman activity we should stand together. I pray to Allah that every child on this earth stay safe from such attacks and Terrorists(Aameen).
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Amit Gupta
Dec 20, 2014 04:50pm
It's tragic and really disturbing to me ever since I heard the news and the pics of innocent. The perpetrators cannot be called human beings. Hope Pak takes a lesson and root out the evils from its land. It's extremely painful to even think about what must have gone though with the children during the massacre. May the souls rest in peace..
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jalwa
Dec 20, 2014 05:48pm
We are same, Indians and Pakistanis, blood, culture, and what have you. Let's get together to wipe out the menace of terrorism
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jayakumar
Dec 20, 2014 07:03pm
Realized the inability of words to express the emotion and heaviness of our heart.
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Narinder
Dec 20, 2014 07:03pm
Thanks to Dawn for posting these pictures which gave people from both sides an opportunity to grieve and convey messages after this incident. I know I could not stop tear from dripping from my eyes. Narinder ,Virginia ,USA.
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SRIDHAR RAGHUNATHA RAO
Dec 20, 2014 07:38pm
Extremely sad at the happening of this tragic event. What life is there for us without our children ? Life looses it's very purpose. The parents of lost children will be left with great grief and agony for the rest of their life. God, Bless the children with eternal peace and better world in their ext life. My sincere and deep condolences to parents who lost their children in this most unfortunate event.
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Saty, Bangalore India
Dec 20, 2014 07:51pm
Today in Bangalore, many kilometres from Peshawar, a school had its Annual day celebrations. All the guests present observed two minute silence as homage to those innocents who died in the school massacre. Innocent children are Gods gift and are above colour, creed, religion or whatever and the pain inflicted can be felt all over. I hope this is a turning point and lets for a moment believe in peace and crush the hate mongers, else the sacrifice of these children will go waste. I wish never to hear such news again anywhere in the world.
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Thanumalaya(India)
Dec 20, 2014 09:43pm
No more bloodshed in Pakistan and India please.
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Debashish Choudhury
Dec 20, 2014 11:29pm
I am feeling sad by this time. It is true that terrorism has no religion. Pakistan has lost 132 children, future of the country for ever. Now it is the high time to set up a common wing with Indian to fight against all patterns of terrorism in the South East Asia to make this zone free from all terrorist group belongs to any country. So both of our country should come together and make joint analysis in the basis of intelligence report take drastic action against all groups belongs to India & Pakistan. This is the only way to give the secured future to the Next Generation of both country.
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stg
Dec 20, 2014 11:42pm
Pakistan.. whatever happens do not let this issue to be put on the back burner and fade away. Rise to the occasion and keep on doing something so that this issue is alive and kicking and suitable action is taken to wipe out the cowardly vermins and venal creatures from the face of this earth.
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Aftab
Dec 21, 2014 07:44am
@Nitesh Don't think that this is a view held by the majority of Pakistanis. Majority of Pakistanis hold India dear to their heart and want to live in peace and harmony with their Indian brothers and sisters. Peace be to you and all Hindustanis.
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S, Bangalore
Dec 21, 2014 08:57am
most heart-wrenching and cruel - what a world we are leaving behind for our children and now children are the target. We are with the Pakistani people in this hour of mourning. May you find the strength to deal with this horrific loss. I hope we make some space in our hearts for the people on the other side of the border as we bring up our children. This just does not make sense and needs to stop.
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S Thakur
Dec 21, 2014 09:24am
Brothers and sisters of Pakistan, please accept our condolences ! India weeps with you ! !
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ajith c j
Dec 21, 2014 04:56pm
THANKS DAWN SHARING INDIA
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Justice
Dec 21, 2014 06:39pm
Perhaps adult politicians from both countires can learn lessons from these children.
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peter
Dec 21, 2014 11:19pm
Praying for children every where. This is not the way to express resentment for anything.
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Siddharth Jain
Dec 22, 2014 12:11am
@Saeed I totally agree with you
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Peaceful World
Dec 22, 2014 04:00am
@Irfan Baloch Arabs are not your brothers. They became your brothers after your fore fathers converted . We are your brothers from thousands of years. Mahabarat, Ramayan happened in your land Lahore ( Rama's sons capital city ) Kandhaar ( Kaurava's capital city) , we share the same DNA. Arabs does not belong to us. You converted to Islam, we have not thats the only difference.
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Gavi
Dec 22, 2014 04:39am
we are with you Pakistan, we will fight together against terrorism.
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RA
Dec 22, 2014 11:24am
To India- Thank you for your kindness in such dark times. From, - A Pakistani
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Pakistani
Dec 22, 2014 11:46am
Thanks India for good will gesture. but only gestures will not work India has to stop funding Anti Pakistan forces through its consulates located at Pak Afghan Border.
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Milan Bhise
Dec 22, 2014 02:17pm
We love your children as much as ours. Lets protect them. We stand united to support you.
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Yawar Saeed Khan
Dec 22, 2014 05:14pm
Thank you India.... Humanity comes first always..
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SUMA
Dec 23, 2014 01:27am
Only if people at the help of affairs in both the countries could show sympathy and common grief like these pictures then half of the war is own without bullet being fired.
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Jose P Johnson
Dec 23, 2014 09:46am
@Pakistani How can you blame India...In the whole comment list you are the only one who said India is funding..Shame on you man.... Please dont utter these type of nonsense atleast at this time of sorrow... This type of comments are nurtured by politicians just to hide their inability in controlling these type of evil activities conducted by poisonous snakes in your backyard... We love peace and would like stay in harmony with our Paki bro and sis.. We love you and our hearts weeping for those little angels who are now with God almighty.
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Dr.Cajetan Coelho
Dec 23, 2014 04:19pm
Children are the joy of their parents and future leaders of our Planet. May God bless and protect these innocent lives.
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