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    #PrayForLahore: India Shows Solidarity With Pakistan After Lahore Blast

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    Hashtags in support of Pakistan gained popularity on social media all over the world, including in India, following the deadly terror attack in Lahore.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Sunday, a suicide blast hit a park in Pakistani northeastern city of Lahore, where hundreds of families, mainly women and children, were walking, some of them celebrating Catholic Easter. At least 70 people, including more than 20 children, were reportedly killed and over 300 people were injured. Militants, affiliated with Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

    Hashtags similar to the ones popular after the terrorist attacks in France and Belgium appeared on social media after the Lahore explosions. People express solidarity with the victims and their families using hashtags #PrayForLahore and #IndiawithPakistan, urging to stand with the country.

    ​Relations between India and Pakistan have been strained since they declared independence from Britain almost 70 years ago. Both countries lay claims to the Kashmir region.

    A terrible Easter in Pakistan #prayforpakistan #lahore

    Фото опубликовано mayim bialik (@missmayim) Мар 27 2016 в 10:32 PDT

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