Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday strongly condemned the brutal massacre of school children in Pakistan's Peshawar town.
"Peshawar (incident) should not take place anywhere in the world. Children are innocent. They have no religion and they are not bound by any boundary," Chouhan said while paying tributes to the victims of the Taliban attack.
Chouhan, along with school children of a government school which he visited today, observed 2-minute silence as a mark of respect to those killed in the dastardly act.
Describing children as the human form of God, Chouhan said, "It is the biggest crime against humanity and terrorists have shamed the entire world with their act."
"No religion would permit such a thing. I pray to God that this kind of act never occurs anywhere in the world," he said.
"I can understand the pain and agony of those whose children were killed. They went to their school in uniforms and returned in coffins. It was really painful," he said.
Madhya Pradesh Health Minister Narottam Mishra, Minister of State for School Education Deepak Joshi and Additional Chief Secretary, School Education Department, S R Mohanty were among others who paid tributes to the slain children.
Meanwhile, school children across the state paid tributes to the Peshawar attack victims by observing a 2-minute silence in their educational institutions.
As many as 141 people, mostly school children, were massacred yesterday by heavily armed Taliban suicide bombers who stormed an Army-run school in Peshawar, firing indiscriminately, leaving another 130 injured.