As New Zealand reels in the aftermath of 2 terror attacks outside mosques that claimed at least 40 lives on 15th March, the Sikh community in the area has come together to help their Muslim brethren through these tough times
As per a report from NZ Herald, many people from the community gathered at the Takanini temple yesterday to offer condolences to the families who have been affected by the attack.
In the light of events, Sikh community spokesperson Daljit Singh said:
The Sikh community stands strongly and firmly with the Muslims because this act of terrorism happened in a place of worship, and we will spare no effort in supporting them.
The Young Sikh Professionals Network NZ also wrote a post on their Facebook page, where they mentioned that they urged the community to offer support to the families.
Earlier, a section of the community had released a circular on Facebook, listing out things they needed sewa for.
People on Twitter are lauding these efforts by the Sikhs in these tough times for the nation.
The New Zealand Sikh Community's response to the Christchurch massacre is moving me to tears. pic.twitter.com/Y59HQYAanP— Simran Jeet Singh (@SikhProf) March 15, 2019
After the #NewZealandShooting, the Sikh community of NZ are washing bodies, transporting families & bodies to the cemetery, digging graves & organising & distributing Langar (free food) to the people attending funerals. This is what it means to be a Sikh! #prayforchristchurch pic.twitter.com/Aso0vOhMV0— Harjinder Singh Kukreja (@SinghLions) March 15, 2019
Salute to you & all Sikhs who r helpful to others— Balasaheb G Kulkarni (@BalasahebGKulka) March 16, 2019
Thank you. Your work means a lot to those of us who are far away and cannot help locally. You are the embodiment of all of us around the world who care.— Joyce Tompsett (@joycetompsett) March 15, 2019
Thank you for your kindness in their hr of great need! May God bless you!— Ashi (@akfashiontrendz) March 15, 2019
This is what it is to be HUMAN BEING— Saman Riaz (@samanriaz6) March 15, 2019
Will Sikhs civilize the rest of the world? Possibly. :) Hugs to you all.— Emily Cragg (@EmilyCragg) March 15, 2019