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Children massacred in Pakistan school attack

Taliban Militants Attack Pakistan School

Children massacre at school Peshawar, capital of the North-Western province of Pakistan, on the Afghanistan’s borders.

The Islamist guerrillas of Tehreek-e-Taliban attacked the military college of Warsak Road and massacred 141 students (132 from 6 to 17 years old) and their teachers and left hundreds of injured. "This is one of the darkest days in the history of humanity," stressed the Indian activist Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 together with the Pakistani Malala who spoke of "an absurd and ruthless act of terrorism".

Children are increasingly victims of reprisals and hostages of jihadists that use them to create horror and intimidation in the international public opinion. Theright to education has been heavily under attack, for many children, and especially girls, to attend a school means to endanger the physical and psychological life.

We cannot forget that more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria and the dozens of baby-soldiers of Kazakh origin were trained by Isis.

According to the strategy of the caliphate children must be prepared to become the jihadists of the future and young women, previously abducted, should procreate children for the Islamic State. Taliban and allied groups consider education an obstacle to realize their criminal plans, prohibit the education of girls, prohibit any type of teaching and cultural approach outside of sharia.

ACRA intends to emphasize the importance of strengthening all initiatives in support of the right to education as the authentic prevention to ensure a future of safe schools and opened both to boys and girls, of freedom and of independence of thought.


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