People from around the world posted their prayers and thoughts for the victims of the tragedy and strongly condemned the act of terrorism.
The Earth stood still on Sunday as an act of terrorism took the lives of at least 69 lives and injured 250 people. This did not go unnoticed around the world as people across borders outpoured their sympathies for the victims and their families while deeply denouncing the terrible act.
No matter what religious belief the region consist of.. They are still people, they are still souls..
— Pentecostal Gent (@PenteGent) March 28, 2016
I’ve read about the #LahoreBlast. I am sad and sickened at the cruel nature of the attack. When.. when.. when.. will these atrocities end!!
— David Uriel Sanchez (@dusfive) March 28, 2016
Our deepest condolences to people of Pakistan, our colleagues @PakEmbassyDC on loss of innocent lives in today’s inhumane attack in Lahore.
— Russian Embassy, USA (@RusEmbUSA) March 27, 2016
The most vocal users on twitter from outside of Pakistan came from its neighbor India in what was a rare show of brotherly solicitude.
The #LahoreBlast was a genocide which was an attack to world peace.
— daman singh (@singh_daman45) March 28, 2016
— बटौलि (@prakriti_pokh) March 28, 2016
Heads of States and major politician joined the thousands in their condemnation of the terrorism and expressed their prayers. The Indian PM Narendra Modi was among the first to post on twitter.
Heard about the blast in Lahore. I strongly condemn it. My condolences to families of the deceased & prayers with the injured: PM
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) March 27, 2016
Canada condemns the deplorable bombing in Lahore, Pakistan. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those killed or injured. #LahoreBlast
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 27, 2016
I’m shocked by the terrorist attack in Lahore. My thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims. We will do what we can to help.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) March 27, 2016
Celebrities, especially from Bollywood, also joined in the fray to tweet their prayers and sadness.
I don’t care what your fighting for but u do this to children u are going to burn in hell. #LahoreBlast
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) March 28, 2016
The world seems to be infested with heartless sick people..heartbreaking news.My prayers to the families of the victims #LahoreBlast
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) March 27, 2016
Social media also helped lessen the tragedy as people co-ordinated with each other through facebook and twitter in arranging blood and fund donations` for the treatment of the injured. The tragic attack comes days after the ones that took place in Brussels. In both cases, rather than divide the people it has further united them and made them more resilient than ever in face of terrorism.