By Kainat Sarfaraz:
The loss of innocent lives has brought two nations closer; nations, which were often branded as rivals. This is solely because nothing connects people like grief. The Twitter trend #IndiaWithPakistan started by the Indian columnist Tehseen Poonawalla is a stark example of this.
People were outraged about the terror attack on the Peshawar army school which killed at least 132 children. They condemned the cowardly attack by the Taliban and extended support towards Pakistan as a mark of solidarity.
Twitter has been flooding with words of kindness and condolences pouring in from all parts of the country. Indians expressed sorrow over the incident that shook the lives of those who lost their kids and family members. People of Pakistan, while battling with the blow to the safety of their children, tweeted back appreciating the support. Here are some of the tweets below.
— Tehseen Poonawalla (@tehseenp) December 17, 2014
Although you might not believe us but we truly and deeply feel your pain and stand with you in this black hour. #IndiawithPakistan
— Kriti (@KritiKSharma19) December 17, 2014
— A. Ghaffar Dawn News (@SportsReporter_) December 17, 2014
— Sarah Naqvi (@sarahnaq) December 17, 2014
Heart goes out for all those little kids & their parents. Nothing can ever justify this. Sad day for humanity. #IndiaWithPakistan
— Sanah (@Catopatra) December 16, 2014
— Onir (@IamOnir) December 17, 2014
— Maria Memon (@Maria_Memon) December 17, 2014
Pain has no borders, no religion, no caste or creed. It is universal. #IndiawithPakistan
— बंब (@MissPeepToes) December 17, 2014
India stands firmly with Pakistan in fight against terror. Told PM Sharif we are ready to provide all assistance during this hour of grief.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 16, 2014
While some wanted to support Pakistan in whichever way they could, others resorted to spewing venom and mock the show of solidarity.
— Evil Yindoo (@EvilYindoo) December 17, 2014
— Hassan Lashari (@lasharis21) December 17, 2014
For those who still don't get it–Pak is a victim of Pak terror. India is a victim of Pak terror
— Minhaz Merchant (@minhazmerchant) December 17, 2014