Pakistan has said that India, in their condemnation of the New Zealand terror attack, didn’t have the ‘courage to use the word Muslim or Mosque’, reported the Dawn.
Pakistan’s Foregin Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi added, “If, God forbid, there had been an attack on a Hindu temple, Pakistan would have stood with India.”
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, in a letter to New Zealand’s PM had said that ‘he strongly condemns the heinous terrorist attack at the places of worship in Christchurch.
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Meanwhile, NZ PM Ardern has said that nation will observe two minutes of silence on Friday to mark one week since the deadly terror attack at two Christchurch mosques in which 50 people died.
Moreover, Ardern said that the Muslim call to prayer, Azaan, will be broadcast nationally through TV and radio.
“There is a desire to show support to the Muslim community as they return to Mosques, particularly on Friday. To acknowledge this there will be a two minutes’ silence on the same day. We will also broadcast nationally, via TVNZ and RNZ, Azaan (the call to prayer),” she said.
Recently, Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern visited the Muslim community at the Canterbury Refugee Centre in Christchurch to express her solidarity wearing a black head scarf.