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Candle light vigil by children to mourn Peshawar victims

New Delhi

17-December-2014

Little children holding aloft candles Wednesday mourned the massacre of over 130 school children in a school in Pakistan's Peshawar city.

The children, along with their parents and elders, stood in silence paying tribute to the over 145 people, mostly children, slaughtered at an army-run school in Tuesday's attack by Pakistani Taliban.

Addressing the participants at the rally organised by Muslim body 'Khudaikhidmatgar' at Hazrat Nizamuddin here, a speaker said it was horrifying to see so many children being killed.

"It's wrong. It shouldn't have happened. We believe only in humanity," he said.

"People who indulge in these kinds of activities are not Muslims," Faizal Khan, head, Khudaikhidmatgar, said at the gathering.

"We condemn these killings of innocent children in Pakistan," he added.

Khudaikhidmatgar also held similar programmes at Aligarh Muslim University and in the Uttar Pradesh town of Muzaffarnagar, Khan said. - IANS