Hundreds of ‘madrasa’ students in silent protest against Kunduz attack

Special Hundreds of ‘madrasa’ students in silent protest against Kunduz attack
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(Photos by Ahsan Ur Rehman /Karachi)
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(Photos by Ahsan Ur Rehman /Karachi)
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(Photos by Ahsan Ur Rehman /Karachi)
Updated 07 April 2018

Hundreds of ‘madrasa’ students in silent protest against Kunduz attack

Hundreds of ‘madrasa’ students in silent protest against Kunduz attack

KARACHI: Hundreds of children from different religious seminaries in the Pakistan portside city of Karachi took to Shara-e-Faisal — the city’s main thoroughfare — not to block it but to protest against the killing of children in the Afghan airstrikes in Kunduz province of Afghanistan.
In the past, protests from seminary students mostly turned violent, but not on Saturday’s protest.
“The kids sit on the greenbelt with the Qu’ran and placards, showing that violence can be condemned without resorting to violence and blocking traffic, which faces people with extreme hardship and stress,” Pir Mazhar Shah, one of the organizers, told Arab News.
“No public gathering, no speech ... A Qu’ranic chain of students,” reads one placard, informing the demo was from Tulaba-e-Madaris Deeniah (students of religious schools).
Last Tuesday, dozens of children were killed and more than 100 wounded in an Afghan airstrike on a religious school in Kunduz.