Sources from Wellington stated that at least 9 people of Indian nationality or Indian origin are missing after Friday’s shootings at two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch left 49 people dead. Meanwhile High Commissioner Sanjiv Kohli said “As per updates received from multiple sources, there are 9 missing persons of Indian nationality/origin. Official confirmation still waited. Huge crime against humanity. Our prayers with their families".
Reportedly “My deep gratitude to members of the community in Christchurch who are working through the night to get updates for us on the victims of today’s dastardly attack. Can’t be a better example than this of dedication and solidarity.” Furthermore Gunmen said to be whites opened indiscriminate fire at two mosques Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Avenue Mosque in Christchurch during prayers in what New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said was a terror attack.
Moreover the Indian High Commission in New Zealand said any Indian caught up in the Christchurch mosque massacre and needing assistance could contact it. The mission tweeted “We are shocked to hear about the shooting in Christchurch. Any Indians needing assistance should contact us at 021803899 or 021850033".