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KIU students, teachers hold candlelight vigil for Peshawar church bombing victims

By our reporter

Photos: Tanveer Ahmed


Students and teachers of the Karakoram International University (KIU), Gilgit, held candlelight vigil at the university campus for the victims of Peshawar Church bombing that left dead more than 80 and wounded at least 120 people.

According to our correspondent, dozens of students and teachers from almost all department of the university participated in the candlelight vigil. The students also protested against the attacks on the Church.

“The attacks on Churches and other places of worship are gruesome, inhumane and coward acts,” said Asif Ahmed, a student of KIU. “We condemn this act and its perpetrators”

The students and teachers were holding placards with messages of condemnation of the attacks written on them. Together, the male and female students expressed their support for and sympathy with the victims and their families.

“This is our show of support for and solidarity with the victims of the suicide bombings,” said Qasim Ali, a student of KIU.

Students and teachers reportedly penned down their solidarity and peace messages on cards and papers arranged on tables during the protest.

Two suicide bombers entered a church service at All Saints Church in Peshawar and exploded themselves, killing dozens of people, including children and women on Sunday. The attack is thought to be the deadliest attack on Christians in the country.

It is pertinent to mention here that the attacks have prompted countrywide demonstrations with thousands of people taking to the streets to condemn the act.

KIU students hold candlelight vigil

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