NZ To Broadcast Azaan On Radio And TV, Women To Wear Hijab On Friday
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Wednesday that Azaan (Muslim call to prayer) will be broadcasted on radio and television across the country on Friday in solidarity with the victims of last Friday’s deadly attacks on two mosques in Christchurch.
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According to media reports, she also announced two minutes of silence on Friday to mark one week of the attack in which 50 people were pronounced dead.
On Wednesday, hundreds of mourners gathered at a cemetery in Christchurch to attend funeral of Syrian refugees Khalid Mustafa and son Hamza.
Moreover, New Zealand social media users have started an event named ‘Scarves in Solidarity’ to show support to the Muslim community. They have announced that March 22, Friday, will be National Scarf Day and have urged women in the country to wear the hijab in solidarity with the victims.
Last Friday, a gunman entered two mosques in Christchurch and opened fire at worshippers. 50 people were confirmed dead by the authorities, while dozens of others were injured.
PM Jacinda’s exemplary leadership, in the wake of the attack, has been lauded around the world. In a recent session in the NZ Parliament, she refused to say the name of the attacker saying that those who died in the attack must be named and talk about the attack, who ‘will remain nameless when I talk’.
'He was a terrorist and a criminal. But he will, when I speak, be nameless': Jacinda Ardern refuses to mention the shooter's name. Says those who lost their lives in the attack should be named and talked about.pic.twitter.com/X9lPx5WK7l
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She also paid visits to the victim families and was seen wearing a scarf as a sign of solidarity.
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