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Asaduddin Owaisi asks Sushma Swaraj to help man whose brother was injured in New Zealand shootings

Asaduddin Owaisi took to Twitter on March 15 asking for help from the MEA, Sushma Swaraj, KT Rama Rao and Telangana CMO for a man so that he could be around his injured brother who was shot at in the New Zealand mosque shootings.

Asaduddin Owaisi asks Sushma Swaraj to help man whose brother was injured in New Zealand shootings
A gunman broadcast live footage on Facebook of the attack on one mosque in the city of Christchurch | File photo

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

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 a man whose brother was shot at in New Zealand during Friday's shootings.

The man -- Iqbal Jehangir -- is the brother of Ahmed Jehangir who was shot in the New Zealand mosque shootings. 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.

"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 wrote on Twitter.


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.

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".

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