Tue. Oct 22nd, 2019

PM Modi expresses deep shock, says hatred has no place in democratic societies

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday wrote to his New Zealand counterpart expressing his deepest condolences to the bereaved families of the victims in the dastardly terror attack in Christchurch. Offering prayers for those injured, the Ministry of External Affairs said that the Prime Minister underscored India’s solidarity with New Zealand during the difficult times.
The New Zealand police said that they have taken four people into custody–three men and one woman–in connection with the shootings which claimed 49 lives. Australian Prime Minister confirmed that one of the four people detained is an Australian and that the authorities were assisting New Zealand with investigations.
Stressing that India strongly condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, PM Modi said, “Hatred and violence have no place in diverse and democratic societies.” World leaders, including US President Donald Trump and UK Prime Minister Theresa May, also expressed their condolences over the attacks as UK and France said that they have stepped up security at religious sites.


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