New Zealand PM Meets Victims’ Families Wearing Hijab


New Zealand PM meets victims’ families wearing Hijab

Jacinda Arden arrived at Hagley College in Christchurch to greet hundreds of survivors, family members and mourners. 

Christchurch (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 16th March, 2019) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Saturday met the families of Friday’s terror attack victims wearing a Hijab.

Mourners gathered across New Zealand and the globe to honour the worshippers, who were defenceless when they were allegedly shot at by Australian citizen Brenton Tarrant.

Jacinda Arden arrived at Hagley College in Christchurch to greet hundreds of survivors, family members and mourners.

The New Zealand Prime Minister spoke with families at Hagley Park who were desperately trying to locate their missing relatives.

She also spoke with Muslim leaders at the refugee centre.

Speaking to reporters on the occasion, she said that authorities were focusing on returning victims to their families so they could properly mourn.

“Hagley Park, very much the focus on them was being able to access their loved ones,” she said, adding, “Front of mind for them, of course, is fulfilling their religious expectations and that is burial.”

Ardern told reporters that the country’s gun laws will change in the aftermath of Brendon Terrant causing a large-scale massacre at a Christchurch’s mosque on Friday, killing 49 Muslim worshippers.

At least 50 people were killed and dozens others were left wounded in mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand's eastern city of Christchurch on Friday afternoon, marking one of the "darkest" days in the country's history.

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