New Delhi: The New Zealand Parliament on Wednesday unanimously passed a motion moved by Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters condemning the terror attack on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Pulwama on February 14. (Also read: UN Human Rights Chief Condemns Pulwama Terror Attack)
Peters said, “I move the motion that this House condemns the February 14 act of terrorism on Indian CRPF leading to large loss of life. We express solidarity with the Government of India at this difficult time as well as offer our deep sympathies to those affected.”
With this, New Zealand has joined the list of countries coming out in India’s support. Earlier, France had said it would move a proposal at the UN to put JeM chief Masood Azhar on the global terrorist list.
France Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler said, “We are very much pushing in that direction. It has been two years that we are trying to put him on the UN sanction list.”
Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump also reacted to Pulwama terror attack and said, “I have watched. I have got a lot of reports on it. We will have a comment (on it) at an appropriate time. It would be wonderful if they (India and Pakistan) get along.”
“That (the terrorist attack) was a horrible situation. We are getting reports. We will have a statement to put out,” he said.
In a related development, the Indian American community will hold peaceful protests outside the Pakistani and Chinese diplomatic missions in the US over the Pulwama terrorist attack, alleging China provides tacit support to Pakistan which uses non-State actors against its neighbours.
A candlelight protest will be held outside the Pakistan Consulate in Chicago after which the protesters will march to the Chinese consulate on Thursday, February 21, the organisers said.