9 Indian Origin People Missing After Mosque Shootings In New Zealand

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Nine people from India or of Indian Origin have gone missing after Friday’s twin shootings at two mosques in Christchurch.It has been reported that around 49 people have died. Two Indians have died and the third one is fighting for his life stated Asaduddin Owaisi, the leader of AIMIM (All India Majlis – E – Ittehadul Muslimeen Party).

The shooting is being treated as terrorism with a racial motive. One of the three persons arrested-an Australian arrested in his late twenties is considered the shooter. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called it one of the “darkest days” for the peaceful nation.

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“As per updates received from multiple sources there are 9 missing persons of Indian nationality/origin. Official confirmation still awaited. Huge crimes against humanity. Our prayers with their families” High Commissioner Sanjiv Kohli tweeted.

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Asaduddin Owaisi has sought help from foreign minister Sushma Swaraj for the brother of one of the victims. The family is from Hyderabad. In another tweet, Mr Owaisi said: “His brother is serious and his family has little support.¬†I’m only requesting the immediate support of your good offices in expediting his visa process. He’ll make all arrangements to travel to New Zealand by himself.”

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In the evening, the foreign ministry issued a statement that read “The Prime Minister stressed India’s strong condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, and of all those who support such acts of violence. He stressed that hatred and violence have no place in diverse and democratic societies.”

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