New Delhi, Dec 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday appealed to schools across India to observe two minutes of silence to express solidarity with the horrible bloodbath in an army school in Peshawar in Pakistan that saw 132 children killed. [PM Modi condemns terror attack]
Nine staff members were also gunned down by the Taliban assassins who entered the school and carried out the perhaps the bloodiest massacre in Pakistan's history. [Pak school siege: TTP desperate to assert itself?]
PM Modi spoke with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday night to offer deep condolences and all assistance in the hour of grief. [Army school siege ends after 7-hour gunbattle: Over 130 children killed]
Modi told Sharif that the tragedy shook the conscience of the world and the two neighbours and all those who believe in humanity must join hands to decisively defeat terrorism.