The terror attack on two mosques in central Christchurch on Friday has shook New Zealand. It is reported that 49 people were killed in the shootings and many were injured.
New Zealand is considered one of the safest countries in the world. Until Friday, the biggest mass shooting in the country happed three decades ago. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called this attack one of the darkest days in the country and announced that the gun laws will be changed now. Meanwhile, the suspect, an Australian citizen, was presented in court and the 28-year-old was sent to jail until the next hearing on April 5.
Amidst all this, prayers have poured in from different parts of the world. People are rallying together to support those affected by the shooting. The Sikh community in New Zealand is doing their bit for the victims and their families. An NGO in Aukland that's involved in many human welfare activities, Guru Nanak Free Kitchen, is lending their hand in the time of distress in every way possible.
#Christchurch_Shooting We have no words to explain the incident, we all have seen a few live videos of shooters...Posted by Guru Nanak's Free Kitchen Auckland on Thursday, March 14, 2019
While responding to the appeal by a Muslim representative, the GNFK urged volunteers to come forward to help the Muslim community in Christchurch by washing bodies, transporting families and bodies to the cemetery, digging graves and organising langar for the people attending funerals.
Wahe guru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ki fateh We have been asked and informed by one of the Muslim representative in...Posted by Guru Nanak's Free Kitchen Auckland on Friday, March 15, 2019
Later, the Sikh group thanked everyone for the support they received and wrote, "Our various communities and groups truly embody the compassion and love that will need to prevail to heal the wounds of yesterday's attacks."
We appreciate the outpouring of messages and offers to help with seva coming through in support of our brothers and...Posted by Guru Nanak's Free Kitchen Auckland on Friday, March 15, 2019
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