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PM Modi writes to NZ PM; condemns Christchurch attack

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

on Friday expressed "and sadness" over the death of scores of people in the heinous terrorist attack in while stressing India's strong condemnation of terrorism and of all those who support such acts of violence.

In a letter to of Jacinda Ardern, Modi also underscored India's solidarity with the people of her country at this difficult time.

Mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers killed at least 49 people in Christchurch, while several were defused, in what appeared to be a carefully planned racist attack.

"has expressed his and sadness at the loss of scores of innocent lives in the heinous terrorist attack at the places of worship in Christchurch," the said in an official release.

"The Prime Minister stressed India's strong condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, and of all those who support such acts of violence. He stressed that hatred and violence have no place in diverse and democratic societies.

Modi also expressed his deepest condolences to the families bereaved in this dastardly attack, offered heartfelt prayers for the speedy recovery of the injuried and underscored India's solidarity with the friendly people of at this difficult time.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 19:20 IST
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