ISLAMABAD–Veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar has expressed his thoughts and condemned the barbaric terrorist attack on Army Public School in Peshawar that killed over 140 people, most of them children.
Speaking to IANS, Kumar, who was born in Peshawar, said: “I was born in the charming city of Peshawar in undivided India and I still have many special memories of the place. What the Taliban terrorists of Pakistan did to the school children in Peshawar is unforgivable and sinful.
“The massacre has wounded me beyond words. My heart longs to reach out to the parents who lost their sons and daughters in the worst crime any country has witnessed in recent years.”
The 92-year-old further said: “I pray to the Almighty to give strength to the grieving parents to live through the trauma and horror and bear the loss. The time has come to crush and destroy such evil forces.”
Kumar’s Peshawar house, which was declared a national heritage and a protected monument, is in shambles and nothing practical has so far been done for its preservation.