UN human rights chief slams Pakistan school attack
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra`ad Al Hussein, has condemned the Taliban attack on a Pakistani school which killed at least 148 people, including 132 students.
Geneva: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra`ad Al Hussein, has condemned the Taliban attack on a Pakistani school which killed at least 148 people, including 132 students.
Zeid Ra`ad Al Hussein said Tuesday the attack was "an utterly despicable and incomprehensibly vicious attack on defenceless children".
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan militants carried out the horrendous attack in Pakistan`s northwestern city of Peshawar Tuesday.
"The Taliban have sunk to an all-time depth with this attack," Xinhua quoted Zeid as saying in a statement.
"Everyone must now unite to combat this type of savage extremism." he said.
"No government or intelligence agencies, no religious figures, no wealthy sponsors, no members of the general public can possibly justify continuing support for the Taliban, ISIL (now known as IS or Islamic State), Boko Haram, Al Qaeda or any of these takfiri groups which appear to be competing to attain the highest level of human barbarity," he added.
Al Hussein called for unity to counter such extremism and violence, not only in Pakistan, but anywhere where children`s rights and human rights are attacked in this way.