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Shootings in New Zealand despicable act of terrorism: Rahul

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

on Friday condemned the mass shootings in that killed 49 people and termed it "a despicable act of terrorism".

He said the world stands in need of compassion and understanding and not bigotry and hate-filled extremism.

"The Shooting is a despicable act of terrorism, that must be condemned unequivocally. The world stands in need of compassion and understanding. Not bigotry and hate filled extremism. My condolences to the families of the victims. My prayers go out to those who were injured," he said on

Mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers killed 49 people in

Senior described the New Zealand incident as a "crime against humanity" as he called for a fight against bigotry and hatred.

"What happened in New Zealand is a crime against humanity. It is a dangerous reminder that hatred and bigotry must be fought at every turn. The families of the victims remain in our thoughts & prayers," he said.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 22:25 IST