Woking (UK) pays respects to Pakistan terror attack victims of Army Public School, Peshawar

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There were so many people gathered in Woking on December 22 to pay tribute to the 132 school children and nine staff members who were killed in Pakistan’s deadliest terror attack on Army Public School in Peshawar on December 16.

SO many people were gathered to attend a candlelit vigil where flowers were laid and prayers were said for the 132 children and nine members of staff who were killed in the Army Public School, in Peshawar.

Tahir Aziz, who helped organise the service, said: “We are all here to condemn this atrocious attack on innocent school children and the nine teaching staff that were killed.

“There are a couple-hundred people here and it just shows how people are standing together after this act of terrorism against the innocent staff and school children who lost their lives.
via http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/

On 16th December, nine Taliban gunmen stormed the Army Public School in Peshawar while around 500 children and teachers were inside the school and many students were taking exams at the time.

Inside the Army Public School, militants fired bullets aimlessly at pupils and staff.

In the attack more than 100 people were wounded and 141 died It is the deadliest incident inside Pakistan since October 2007.

On Monday, 22 December, so many people joined the hour-long event. Imam Hashmi from the Shah Jahan Mosque, and Dr Syed Naqvi of the Al-Asr Mosque, said a prayer and reading.

Reverend Jonny Blair from St Paul’s Church was in Peshawar for three years and also conducted a reading at the vigil, and reverend Phil Simpson from Christ Church paid his respects.

The leader of Woking Borough Council, John Kingsbury, Knaphill councillor Saj Hussain and Councillor Tony Branagan and his wife Mary also attended the service.
via http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/

Sheerwater councillor Ilyas Raja also helped to organise the event to show his solidarity, and make sure the 141 victims were honoured.

Cllr Raja said: “If a wife loses her husband she becomes a widow, if a husband loses his wife he becomes a widower, if a child loses their parents they are called orphans.

“But when parents lose their child, there is no word or description in the English dictionary that can define this grief. It’s such an awful loss.
Via http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/

Government should pay special to do something about this and to make sure that this doesn’t happen again. There should be proper security systems in schools.

Government should pay special attention to stop these people from killing the innocent people.

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