Bangladesh has issued separate travel advisories warning for citizens travelling to Australia and New Zealand following the March 15 terror attacks in Christchurch that left five Bangladeshi origins brutally killed and three others injured.
“Further attacks in public places targeting foreigners are possible. Muslims and migrants from Bangladesh are advised to be vigilant at all times. We recommend exercising caution around potential attack targets such as mosques,” reads the travel advice for New Zealand issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday.
“The Bangladesh nationals living in Australia and the Bangladesh nationals travelling to Australia are advised to be vigilant at all times, particularly in public places,” according to the travel advice for Australia.
An Australian named Brenton Tarrant has been charged with killing 50 people and injuring 48 others in gun attacks on worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
He has been alleged as a “White Supremacist”. Before perpetrating the attack on the worshippers, he declared himself as a “racist” in his 74-page manifesto containing slogans, poems and diatribes against immigrants and Muslims.
Hours after the shocking attacks, an Australian senator issued a statement pinning the mosque massacre blame on the 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 hatred of racism in Australia, the foreign ministry said.
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. The Honorary Consul of Bangladesh to Auckland can be contacted at +64 210 246 5819.