A group of young artists from Lahore, ventured to paint a wall at the Gulshan-e-Iqbal park, in order to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the tragic terror attack on March 27, the Easter Day.
This group of young artists met up on Sunday, April 3; exactly a week after the attack and painted a slogan of peace “Inteha Passandi Ab Nahi” translated as “Extremism no more,” on the wall of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, which came under attack. This project was organised by Rohama Malik and Ali Mehdi Zaidi. The group intended to express disapproval to extremism and violence in the country.
These young artists came together to confront the hatred which was the prime motivation behind the attack. As a result of this attack, more than 75 died while above 300 were injured. A majority of the victims included women and children.
One of these young artists explained, “Little things we do to make our city a little brighter, a little more about love and a lot less about hate. When tragedy strikes, we are dumbfounded about what to do next. This is just our way of processing it and hoping that it helps others process it with us.”
Another one of the young artists, Maham Iqbal Bosan wrote, “On the right side of the park we had all these buckets full of colourful paint and on the left were the do not cross danger signs with black uniform men a few feet away from the abandoned swings.”