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‘Stay Strong, NZ’: Indian-Origin Citizens on Christchurch Attack

As they say ‘Kia Kaha New Zealand’ so, New Zealand will come out stronger, say Indian-origin citizens.

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On 15 March, an attack on two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch killed more than 49 people and sent shockwaves around the globe. In The Quint’s My Report, two Indian-origin citizens from New Zealand called it ‘one of the darkest days’ in the country’s history.

Selva Ganapathy, who works as a Sustainability Executive at Christchurch Casino, said people were shocked to know that such an attack happened in New Zealand, as they “are not known for such violence and hatred.”

Similarly, Samskar Palavarapu, a Software Developer from Wellington, said the attack was terrifying in a multicultural city like Christchurch.

“It was truly shocking for everyone after hearing about the terrifying attack in Christchurch. Christchurch is a multicultural city where thousands of students from IT and civil engineering backgrounds graduate every year.”
Samskar Palavarapu

Both Palavarapu and Ganapathy praised Christchurch and it’s people’s resilience.

“It really heartening to see people grouping together and supporting the community in need raising money wherever needed providing physical and moral support and a large number of people coming together and telling that ‘we are all one’.”
Selva Ganapathy

Palavarapu appreciated the quick response of the government in acting against the attack.

“We can’t undo the losses but there’s always room for improvement in handling these situations and the government of New Zealand is taking necessary actions. For example, there are going to change gun laws which is a positive sign.”
Samskar Palavarapu

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