Indian Crescent Society of India (ICSOA) organized a condolence meeting on Sunday 17 March 2019 at 11:00 am in front of Parramatta Town Hall to pay tribute, sympathy and to express solidarity with the victims of the worst terror attack in New Zealand Mosques on Friday 15 March.
Despite of bad weather and continuous rain, large number of communities, religious, political leaders, University students and individuals attended the program.
Secretary of ICSOA Mr. Fasihuddin Khan started the program by paying tribute and respect to victims and read a verse which means “We surely belong to God and to HIM we shall return”.
ICSOA President Mr. Abbas Raza Alvi who reiterated that terrorism has no place in a civilized society and should be eradicated from wherever and whatever form it is.
He expressed his deep sadness and anguish in a very emotional way at the loss of fifty innocent lives in a worst terror attack in the history of New Zealand. He conveyed his sympathy and solidarity with the victims and their families.
Julia Finn, Member of Parliament also spoke about her anguish at the loss of innocent lives and paid sympathy with victims and their families. She condemned this act of terrorism and said she is standing with Muslim Community in this hour of hard time.
Deputy Counsel General of India Mr Verma condemned terrorist attack in which innocent lives were lost, among dead there were seven Indian families.
Meeting concluded with prayer and two minutes of silence for the victims.