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Live Azaan on New Zealand national TV on 1st Friday after Christchuch terror attack

Simultaneously, she appealed women in the country to wear headscarves to show their support for the Muslim community

Thursday March 21, 2019 5:15 PM, ummid.com News Network

Azaan on New Zealand National TV

[A Muazzin is reciting Azaan - the Muslim call to prayers (File photo for representation purpose)]

Wellington: In yet another touching display of solidarity with the Muslims, the national television and radio channels in New Zealand will broadcast live Azaan on 1st Friday after a white right wing terrorist stormed into Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch killing 50 peaceful worshipers.

"Azaan - the Muslim call to prayers, will be broadcast on national television and radio as a show of solidarity with the country’s Muslim community", New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Thursday.

She also announced that New Zealand would hold two minutes of silence as a mark of respect for the dead on the day. Simultaneously, she appealed women in the country to wear headscarves to show their support for the Muslim community.

The latest announcement by Jacinda Ardern two days after she displayed a strong show of solidarity with the Muslims in the wake of Christchurch mosque shooting by beginning her speech in the Parliament with Asslam o alaikum - Muslim greeting meaning 'peace and blessing be upon you'.

The special session of New Zealand Parliament convened to pay tribute to the victims of the worst ever terror attack in the history of the country in itself began with recitation of Holy Quran.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who hit the headlines in 2018 after she attended the United National General Assembly session with her 03-month-old baby in tow.

Jacinda Ardern shares with former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto the honour of becoming mother while holding Prime Minister's office. But, she is the only head of state who took her baby to the United Nations and delivered speech.

Jacinda Ardern is also being hailed for her handling of the situation after the March 15 terrorist attack in Christchurch.

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