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Shootings in New Zealand despicable act of terrorism: Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday condemned the mass shootings in New Zealand that killed 49 other folks and termed it "a despicable act of terrorism".

He mentioned the arena stands short of compassion and understanding and now not bigotry and hate-filled extremism.

"The New Zealand 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 mentioned on Twitter.

Mass shootings at two mosques filled with worshippers attending Friday prayers killed 49 other folks in New Zealand.

Senior Congress chief Ahmed Patel described the New Zealand incident as a "crime against humanity" as he known as for a fight in opposition to 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 mentioned.

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