Two days back, seven gunmen entered Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan and opened fire on school children. They killed 132 of them and few teachers too. I cannot think of a reason why would anyone do something like this. How can a person be so deranged, blind and inhuman to target, plan and kill innocent children who may have not even formed an opinion about anything in this world, who are just worried about completing their homework.
The kids who survived are scarred for life. I don’t know how it feels to see your own friends and teachers being slaughtered in front of you. That friend with whom you walk to your home every day, that friend with whom you share your lunch – is not there anymore. The school is a scene of death.
I don’t know if this changes anything. This might go down in history as just another incident, an addition to the list of countless other attacks. I wonder what can an individual do about it. What can I do about it? I feel weak and helpless. I can say we need stronger measures and laws, but it is being said for a long time now and what has come out of it? I hope to be in a world where everybody lives without the fear of being killed. Is it too much to ask?
I pray for those parents, who are in a lot of pain right now, who have just buried their kids. Their world has come to an end but they still have to keep living. I hope they find their peace.