16th December 2016 marks the 2nd anniversary of the day when whole Pakistan cried and not just Pakistan it brought tears to the eyes of every human being with a beating heart. On this day in 2014 almost 150 people were martyred out of which were 132 children who went to school to study and never came back.
This day is regarded as the darkest day in the history of Pakistan. 5 to 6 Taliban militants entered the Army Public School Peshawar at started shooting at everyone without discriminating. The militants who call themselves “Muslims” shot even kids who were barely 10 years old. Mothers who sent their children to school hoping they would come in the evening lost all their hopes, the lunch that they prepared from them still awaits them. It’s not just 132 students that were martyred, it is the 132 families that lost their future and hope and it is the 132 mothers that lost their life along with their kids.
Most of the people couldn’t even believe what just happen, most of them were questioning to themselves; how can someone be so cold, most were wondering that it takes a stone heart to even slap a little child and how can someone shoot a kid in the head. Whole Pakistan bled on this day, whole world showed solidarity towards Pakistan. India who is regarded as the biggest enemy of Pakistan was one of the first country to show support to Pakistan. They observed 2 minutes of silence in every school of the country. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said“My heart goes out to everyone who lost their loved ones today. We share their pain and offer our deepest condolences.”
This was the incident that united whole nation against terrorism. People from all kinds of backgrounds and sects came together and condemned this brutal act. Those who died that day still live in our hearts. Never forget.