An Australian named Brenton Tarrant, has been charged forkilling 50 people and injuring 48 people with gun attacks on worshippers in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on 15 March 2019. Five (5)people of Bangladesh origin died and Three(3) people from Bangladesh origin were injured by the gun attack. The Australian man charged over twin mosque attacksalleged as a White Supremacist. Before perpetrating the attack on worshippers, he declared himself a “racist” in his 74 page manifesto containing slogans, poems and diatribes against immigrants and Muslims.
Hours after the shocking attack on two mosques in New Zealand,an Australian Senator issued a statement blaming mosque massacre on Muslims and expressed growing fear within Australian community of the increasing Muslim presence in Australia and New Zealand. Such extremist stand from an Australian Lawmaker triggers fears of hatreds of racisms in Australia.
In this backdrop, Bangladesh nationals living in Australia and Bangladesh nationals travelling to Australia are advised to be vigilant at all times, particularly in public places, stay informed of potential risks to safety and security by monitoring the media and other local information sources. The High Commission of Bangladesh in Canberra remains at service and can be contacted at the following numbers for information:
Phone: +61 424472544, +61 424472544, +61 450173035