As a mark of solidarity with Pakistan, Modi appealed to all schools in India to observe 2 minutes of silence on Monday for the 'senseless act of unspeakable brutality' in Peshawar, where terrorists attacked a school and 141 massacred people, almost all of them children, terming the incident as an "assault against the entire humanity".
Modi told Sharif that "this terrible tragedy has shaken the conscience of the world" and "that this moment of shared pain and mourning is also a call for our two countries and all those who believe in humanity to join hands to decisively and comprehensively defeat terrorism so that the children in Pakistan, India and elsewhere do not have to face a future darkened by the lengthening shadow of terrorism."

"Spoke to PM Nawaz Sharif over the telephone. Offered my deepest condolences on the dastardly terror attack in Peshawar", said Modi in a post on the micro-blogging site.
Reaching out to Sharif, Modi said in a separate post, that "India stands firmly with Pakistan in fight against terror. Told PM Sharif we are ready to provide all assistance during this hour of grief."
"In the wake of dastardly attack in Pakistan, I appeal to schools across India to observe 2 mins of silence tomorrow as a mark of solidarity", Modi said in another tweet.

In tweets earlier in the day, Modi strongly condemned the terror attack on the Peshawar school, calling it 'cowardly' and “a senseless act of unspeakable brutality".
"My heart goes out to everyone who lost their loved ones today. We share their pain & offer our deepest condolences. Strongly condemn the cowardly terrorist attack at a school in Peshawar. It is a senseless act of unspeakable brutality that has claimed lives of the most innocent of human beings - young children in their school," Modi tweeted.

At least 141 students and nine staff members were killed on Tuesday after Taliban gunmen broke into a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and opened fire.

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