Hyderabad, March 15: In the deadly mass shooting in New Zealand's Christchurch mosque on Friday, the first Indian victim has been identified as critical and fighting for life in hospital. The victim, identified as Ahmed Jehangir, was shot in the attack which killed 49 people. All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) supremo Asaduddin Owaisi asked the government to help Ahmed Jehangir's brother Iqbal Jehangir. New Zealand Terror Attack: At least 6 Indians Among Those Killed, Says Reports.
In a Twitter post, Owaisi asked External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president KT Rama Rao and CMO Telangana for help. In the post, Owaisi said that the victim was a resident of Hyderabad. Owaisi wrote that victim's brother Iqbal Jehangir wants to go to New Zealand to meet Ahmed and his family.Who Is Brenton Tarrant, The Australian 'Right-Wing Terrorist' Who Live Streamed Christchurch Mosque Shooting?.
"A video from Christchurch shows one Ahmed Jehangir who was shot. His brother Iqbal Jehangir is a resident of Hyderabad and would like to go to NZ for Ahmed's family. I request @KTRTRS @TelanganaCMO @MEAIndia @SushmaSwaraj to make necessary arrangements for the Khursheed family," Owaisi said.
Tweet by AIMIM President:
These are Mr. Khursheed’s passport details. His brother is serious & 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 pic.twitter.com/vXMbnZeJ2X
— Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) March 15, 2019
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." The AIMIM Supremo also shared passport details of Iqbal.
New Zealand Mosque Shootings: 49 Dead, Several Injured in Christchurch Terror Attack:
At least 49 people were killed and 20 injured in the violent attacks on the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Mosque on Friday. The gunmen who carried out the attack at two mosques is identified as Australian citizen Brenton Tarrant, 28, and described as an extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist.