NEW DELHI – Reacting to the Christchurch terror attack, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra condemned the massacre of 50 people by the white supremacist terrorist in the strongest terms.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi has termed the mass shooting at two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch city on Friday “a despicable act of terrorism”.
Offering condolences to the families of the victims, he said the terror attack must be condemned unequivocally.
“The world stands in need of compassion & understanding. Not bigotry & hate filled extremism. My condolences to the families of the victims. My prayers go out to those who were injured,” he said in a tweet.
At least 49 people were killed when gunmen said to be whites opened indiscriminate fire at two mosques in Christchurch city on Friday in what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said was a terror attack.
Expressing shock and anger over the deaths, Congress General Secretary and eastern Uttar Pradesh in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday said hatred is “never benign”.
“The horrific terrorist act in New Zealand should be a warning to the whole world — hatred is never benign,” she tweeted.
“My heart goes out to the victims and their families, may love and support from the millions who are repelled by this crime sustain them and give them courage,” she added.
Seven Indians are among the victims who were killed in the worst terror attacks of the country and Nine Indian nationals or persons of Indian origin are among the missing.