Photos: Mon Digital & Tanveer Ahmed
Gilgit, September 23: Enraged and saddened by the brutal attack on a Church in Peshawar yesterday, a large number of people came out in a show of support and expression of solidarity today in different parts of Gilgit.
Members of the Christian community held a protest demonstration and walk in Gilgit city, joined by representatives of several civil society organization. They were carrying placards inscribed with messages of sympathy for the victims and slogans against the terrorists and terrorism. They were also chanting slogans against the KPK government and demanding justice for the victims.
The protesters later visited the office of the Additional Deputy Commissioner and lodged protest against the failure of the government to provide security to the minorities and other ordinary citizens of the country.
In the evening, a candle light vigil was held in front of the Muthahida Qaumi Movement’s secretariat by party workers who demanded justice for the victims and survivors of the blast and condemned the heinous act of terrorism.
Students at Karakuram International University, the region’s highest center of learning, held a candle light vigil in honor and memory of the victims and expressed support and sympathy with their families and friends.
Two suicide bombers had wrecked havoc outside one of the country’s oldest Churches yesterday in Kohati area of Peshawar, by blowing themselves up after the congregation was over and people were stepping out. At least 82 people were killed in the attack and around 70 were injured. This is considered to be the largest attack on any minority group in the country.