After several processes carried out to do justice to the killing of 51 people in the Christchurch Mosque Attack, the culprit has finally been charged with terrorism

According to the New Zealand police, the man accused of killing 51 people in the Christchurch mosques attack Brenton Tarrant was charged with “engaging in a terrorist act”, on Tuesday.

He is already facing charges of murder and 40 of attempted murder following the attack on two mosques in the South Island city on 15 March.

In June, the Australian is next due in court.

However, according to the BBC’s Hywel Griffith in Sydney, there is a debate in New Zealand over the merits of treating the case under terrorism laws, as it may draw out the length of any trial, and potentially provide a platform for extremist views to be aired.

So far, in the history of the country, the attack was New Zealand’s deadliest mass shooting, and saw MPs vote within weeks to ban military-style semi-automatic weapons in the country to prevent any such thing happening again.