India adopts resolution condemning barbaric, cowardice terror attack in Pakistan
Expressing solidarity with Pakistan, Indian Parliament on Wednesday adopted a resolution condemning "barbaric, cowardice" terror attack on Army school, which killed 132 students and nine employees.
New Delhi: Expressing solidarity with Pakistan, Parliament on Wednesday adopted a resolution condemning "barbaric, cowardice" terror attack on an Army school, which claimed 141 lives.
Out of those dead, 132 were students and nine were school employees.
Strongly condemning the Taliban attack and Sydney siege episode, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that the two terror acts are a wake up call for all to join the fight against terrorism.
Swaraj maintained that India stands in solidarity with Pakistan in the troubled times.
As many as 141 people were massacred on Tuesday by heavily-armed Taliban suicide bombers who stormed an Army-run school in Peshawar, firing indiscriminately, leaving another 130 injured.
A day after the attack, Peshawar appeared subdued and many were still in shock, recalling the gruesome events and trying to soothe each other.
The government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced a three-day mourning period but people`s anxiety focused on what the authorities can do to protect the country.
The military staged more air strikes against Taliban positions there late on Tuesday, a security source said, but it was unclear whether it was done in response to the school attack.
A Taliban spokesman said the attack was in response to recent Pakistani Army operations in nearby North Waziristan, where hundreds of Taliban fighters were killed.
The Taliban have targeted students in Pakistan on numerous occasions, but this is by far their deadliest attack on a school.
Since 2010, there have been at least four attacks on school buses including the one in which Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousufzai was shot in the head in Swat in 2012.