The Shia Ulema Council and families of the students who were killed in the attack on the Sayed al-Shuhada school in Kabul on May 8, accused the Afghan government on Thursday of negligence in preventing the attack.
They said that a security plan was shared with the Presidential Palace, but no action was taken by the government.
The Shia Ulema Council called on the government to identify the perpetrators behind the attack, refer them to the international courts and investigate the fate of Shukria, a student who is still missing after the Kabul school attack.
Fatima, 9, is a third grade student who lost her 19-year-old sister Fatima in the attack on the school.
“Now that my sister is not here, I can't sleep, I think that she will come back in the morning,” she said.
“The government security agencies should be directed to define more effective and comprehensive security measures,” said Ustad Fayaz, a spokesman for the Shia Ulema Council.
“I couldn’t find her wherever I went including hospitals, I also asked the government, but did not get a response,” said Abdullah, Shukria’s father.
“Isn't it a clear act of genocide? I swear upon God, it is a genocide. You call yourself a government, you claim to be statesmen, if they are part of your country, then respond to them,” said Mohammad Arif, the father of one of the victims.
The attack on Sayed-ul-Shuhada High School in the west of Kabul left at least 87 students dead and 186 more wounded. Some of the survivors are still suffering from the psychological impact of the attack.