Indian man critical after New Zealand shootings, Owaisi asks Sushma Swaraj to help family

  • | Friday | 15th March, 2019

Owaisi on Twitter asked MEA, Swaraj and others to help man meet his injured brother in New Zealand Man`s brother was shot at in New Zealand mosque mass shootings and is in serious condition New Zealand mosque mass shootings killed 49 people during Friday prayers at two mosques

The first Indian victim of New Zealand mosque mass shootings identified so far is critical and fighting for life in a New Zealand hospital. The victim`s name is Ahmed Jehangir and was shot at in New Zealand mosque mass shootings that killed 49 people in the country. All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi has asked the government, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, president of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) KT Rama Rao and Telangana Chief Minister`s Office to help Ahmed Jehangir`s brother Iqbal Jehangir.

According to the information tweeted by Asaduddin Owaisi, Iqbal Jehangir is a resident of Hyderabad. Owaisi wrote that Iqbal Jehangir wants to go to New Zealand for his brother`s family living in New Zealand.

AIMIM president Owaisi also presented Iqbal Jehangir`s passport details.

Owaisi wrote, "His [Iqbal Jehangir] brother is serious and his family has little support. I`m only requesting the immediate support of your good offices in expediting his visa process. He`ll make all arrangements to travel to NZ by himself."
Asaduddin Owaisi took to Twitter in the afternoon on March 15 asking for help from the MEA, Sushma Swaraj, KT Rama Rao and Telangana CMO for Iqbal Jehangir so that he could be around his injured brother and his family in New Zealand.
High Commissioner of India to New Zealand Sanjiv Kohli on Twitter wrote, "As per updates received from multiple sources there are nine missing persons of Indian nationality/origin.

New Zealand Mosque Shootings

At least one gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 20 during Friday prayers at two New Zealand mosques in the country`s worst ever mass shooting, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned as terrorism. A gunman broadcast live footage on Facebook of the attack on one mosque in the city of Christchurch, mirroring the carnage played out in video games, after publishing a "manifesto" in which he denounced immigrants, calling them "invaders". The video footage widely circulated on social media, apparently taken by a gunman and posted online live as the attack unfolded, showed him driving to one mosque, entering it and shooting randomly at people inside.

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