Karachi: On 2nd November, a horrendous incident took place at Wagah border gate after flag-lowering ceremony which claimed 61 lives and over 120 people wounded. Subsequently, the whole nation mourned and expressed solidarity with the victims. Following the series of demonstrations, students of University of Karachi (UoK) under the banner of Karachi University Model United Nations Society (KUMUNS), a student-formed society, organized a peace walk and candlelight vigil at campus for the victims.
On 7 November, Dozens of students gathered in the evening and walked from Department of Pharmacy to Independence Chowk. They were holding flags and placards and, urging government to take further security measures for the protection of the citizens.
Abdullah Jamal, President of KUMUNS, expressed his views while talking to Laaltain. He said, ‘We voice solidarity with the families of blast victims.’ While condemning terrorism, he said, ‘This peace walk is not just a formality but it is about sending a message that this nation would not bow down to terrorists. We will fight and defeat extremism.’
He also condemned the recent killing of Christian couple, Shahzad and Shama, in Kot Radhakishan village. He added that KUMUNS will soon organize a separate demonstration.
Although the event was not officially organized by UoK administration but there were significant amount of teachers who partook the peace walk. At the end of the walk, teachers and students held candlelight vigil in the memory of victims and chanted against terrorism.