Hurriyat (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Wednesday termed the killing of 142 people including 135 children by terrorists in Peshawar as barbaric, atrocious, inhuman and completely against the teachings of Islam.
Addressing a gathering at historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar,before leading the funeral prayers in absentia for the martyred children, Mirwaiz expressed his solidarity and sympathy with the families who lost their dear ones to the terrorist attack, an amalgam statement said.
Terming the attack on innocent children in Peshawar as an act of cowardice, Mirwaiz said there was no room for terrorism in Islam. He said Peshawar terrorist attackers have no place in Islam and those savages who committed this crime cannot call themselves Muslims, the statement said.
Mirwaiz said the killing of innocent children is the worst form of terrorism. There can be no justification for this gruesome crime.
Asserting that Kashmiris were sharing the grief and pain of Pakistanis in these difficult times, Mirwaiz said on behalf of Kashmiri nation he offers his heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased and people of Pakistan. He said there was nobody better than Kashmir is who can understand the pain of death and losing near and dear ones since Kashmiris have been bearing this pain for the last 25 years, the statement said.