Jacinda Ardern—the Prime Minister of New Zealand has made the announcement that the nation would broadcast Azaan—the call to prayer nationally in a gesture of showing harmony with the Muslims. The Azaan would be broadcasted via TVNZ and RNZ on Friday.
The national broadcast of Azaan would be followed by 2 minutes of silence for marking one week since the terrorist attack.
The New Zealand Prime Minister has announced this during her second visit to the Christchurch. She added that a memorial service would also be held on the same very day.
She said that while it would be in a Christchurch, they will to engage the rest of New Zealand. She added that there is this desire to show support to the Muslim community as they return to mosques especially on Friday.
Ardern said that for acknowledging this there would be a 2 minutes silence on Friday. She mentioned that they would be broadcasting the Azaan nationally through TVNZ and RNZ.
While speaking to the media she said that there exist a large number of loopholes in the gun laws of New Zealand and a lot requires fixing.
The Prime Minister mentioned that many people of New Zealand would be astonished to learn that one could access military-style semi-automatics. She further said that the policymakers have been working since Friday’s attack for changing the gun laws for presentation to the cabinet during this week.
She also said that Australia had altered its law in the last 12 days after the Port Arthur massacre and New Zealand would also change the laws in lesser time.