The systematic and brutal massacre of school children and teachers in a school in Peshawar needs to be condemned in the strongest terms. No cause can justify this. And under no circumstances can either a state or non state actor possibly justify such concerted brutality. We fully condemn the organisation, Pakistan Taliban Fighters which has claimed responsibility for this act, and their sponsors, both past and present. We share the grief and offer our deepest condolences to the bereaved.

Released by Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association
7th December 2014