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World

Web Desk
March 20, 2019

Azaan to be broadcast nationally in solidarity with Muslims: NZ PM

World

Web Desk
Wed, Mar 20, 2019

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern  has said that the nation will observe two minutes of silence on Friday to mark one week since the deadly attack.

Ardern said that they were   planning for the   memorial service which would  be held in Christchurch, adding that  the government  wants to involve the rest of New Zealand.

Speaking to media on her second visit to Christchurch since the terror attack, She said: "There is a desire to show support to the Muslim community as they return to Mosques, particularly on Friday, adding: "To acknowledge this there will be a two minutes' silence on the same day. We will also broadcast nationally, via TVNZ and RNZ, Azaan  (the call to prayer)."

AT least 50 worshippers were killed and dozens injured when a n Australian terrorist opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch during Friday prayers.

Brenton Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday.