2-minute silence in India schools for Pakistan victims

Schoolchildren in India observe 2-minute silence in memory of victims of the Pakistan school after PM Modi's appeal

2-minute silence in India schools for Pakistan victims

World Bulletin/News Desk

Schools all over India observed a two-minute silence and holding special prayers to remember the young victims of the ghastly attack on a Peshawar school in Pakistan on Tuesday, NDTV reported.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who reached out to Pakistan in a phone conversation last night with its Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, had appealed to all Indian schools to hold a two-minute silence as a mark of solidarity.

He joined Members of Parliament today in holding a two-minute silence in memory of the school children killed in the attack.

Modi said "This moment of shared pain and mourning is also a call for our two countries and all those who believe in humanity to join hands to decisively and comprehensively defeat terrorism, so that the children in Pakistan, India and elsewhere do not have to face a future darkened by the lengthening shadow of terrorism."

On Tuesday, the Pakistani Taliban stormed an army-run school in Peshawar, killing 145 people, 132 of them children in school uniform.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Aralık 2014, 15:16