'We are innocent, don't kill us': Bereaved Balkh student


BALKH: A youngster from northern Balkh has taken to the streets to protest against the insecure situation students are enduring in Mazar-e-Sharif city, the capital of northern Balkh province.

This comes following the intensification of violence across the country, precisely the Kabul university attack that claimed the lives of 22 students last week.

A young man named Ali Madadi is in the faculty of Fine and Arts at Balkh University. He walked the Mazar-e-Sharif streets with the slogan saying “we are innocent, don’t kill us.”

He was wearing a red shirt stained with blood, reading “Who am I to die; who are you to die; leave the myths of Pashto and Dari.”

“Our nation is frustrated by war, massacre, and insecurity. Every day, we leave our houses with the fears of suicide attacks, bomb blasts, and assassination.”

The agonized student who lost his classmates in Kabul University’s attack maintained that “we don’t want our compatriots to be sacrificed in front of our eyes; we don’t want our homeland to smell of blood.”

This solo protest took place while militant attacks have intensified in the country since the past month.