Mehbooba Mufti [File Photo/ANI]
Mehbooba Mufti [File Photo/ANI]

Leadership here would've covertly supported attack on Muslims: Mehbooba stokes controversy over Christchurch shootings 

ANI | Updated: Mar 15, 2019 16:24 IST

New Delhi [India], March 15 (ANI): Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Friday stirred controversy by stating that had New Zealand's Christchurch type shooting taken place in India, the leadership would have politicised it while indulging in war-mongering and covertly supporting attacks on Muslims.
"Admire how New Zealand PM conducted herself & addressed the media post #christchurchnz attacks. Clearly stating that there is no place for such terror attacks & that NZ is a home to all the migrant communities regardless of their religion. Respect for such leadership qualities," Mehbooba tweeted.
"We all have a lesson or two to learn from it. Had the same incident happened here, the leadership would have politicised it, indulged in warmongering and covertly supported attacks on muslims," she said in another tweet.
At least 49 people lost their lives while many others sustained injuries when gunmen opened fire at two mosques in New Zealand on Friday.
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said police have taken four people into custody over the gruesome shootings, with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirming that at least one attacker is an Australian citizen. (ANI)