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New Zealand Parliament Unanimously Passes Motion Condemning Pulwama Terror Attack; Dy PM Winston Peters Expresses Solidarity With India

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Published:

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  • New Zealand Parliament on Wednesday unanimously passed a motion condemning the Pulwama terror attack
  • New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters in the Parliament also expressed condolences and solidarity with government of India

In a massive development, the New Zealand Parliament on Wednesday unanimously passed a motion condemning the Pulwama terror attack that took place on February 14 in which 40 braveheart CRPF jawans were martyred. 

Passing the motion, New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters in the Parliament also expressed condolences and solidarity with government of India over the grave loss of the security forces and martyrs' families.

" I move the motion that this House condemn the Feb 14 act of terrorism on Indian CRPF leading to large loss of life. We express solidarity with Government of India at this difficult time as well as offer our deep sympathies to those affected," he said.

Meanwhile, earlier on Tuesday, sources close to France stated that the country will move a proposal at the UNSC 1267 Committee to designate the Pakistani-based JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, a move which will be backed by India.

READ: Major Embarrassment For Pakistan As France, US And UK To Move Resolution In UN Seeking To Designate Masood Azhar As A Global Terrorist

Top United Nations Human Rights official, on Wednesday also strongly condemned the suicide bombing terror attack against Indian CRPF jawans in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, calling on authorities to bring those responsible to justice.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) Michelle Bachelet also expressed sadness by the further loss of life from subsequent gun battles in the same area on Monday, the spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Rupert Colville said in Geneva.

READ: UN Human Rights Chief Strongly Condemns Pulwama Terror Attack

After a 'rattled' Pakistan PM Imran Khan gave a statement on the Pulwama terror attack denying his country's links with the dastardly incident on Tuesday, India's Ministry of External Affairs gave a 7-point attack at every hollow remark and lies told by the Prime Minister. Read the full statement here.

In the wake of the terror attack, the international community has extended massive support to India. Over 45 countries including US, UK, Germany, France, Russia, Germany, UAE and others have extended support to India following the dreaded Pulwama attack.

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