Khalistan supporters vandalized another Hindu temple in Australia
“The temple priest and devotees called this morning to inform me about the damage to the boundary wall of the temple,” the temple’s president, Satinder Shukla, was quoted as saying by ‘The Australia Today’ website.
This new case of vandalism in Hindu temples came to light in Australia, in which Khalistan supporters vandalized a major Hindu temple in Brisbane on Saturday. The incident took place at the Sri Lakshmi Narayan Temple in Brisbane. “The temple priest and devotees called this morning to inform me about the damage to the boundary wall of the temple,” the temple’s president, Satinder Shukla, was quoted as saying by ‘The Australia Today’ website.
“We have informed the Queensland Police officials and they have assured to ensure the safety of the temple and the devotees,” he said. Sarah Gates, director of Hindu Human Rights, said the latest vandalism was an attempt to terrorize Australian Hindus. Gates said, “This latest incident follows a pattern of “Sikhs for Justice” globally, which is clearly an attempt to terrorize Australian Hindus. This organization (pro-Khalistani) is involved in propaganda, cyber bullying as well as intimidation.
Gates tweeted a picture of the Hindu community after the attack on the temple. The community members along with the temple committee removed the anti-Hindu slogans from the walls. He tweeted with a picture, “Hindustan Zindabad.” A long-time resident of the suburb said, “Khalistan supporters are terrorizing the Australian Hindu community and making practicing religion and visiting temples a painful experience. This is the fourth incident of vandalism of Hindu temples in Australia in two months.
On January 23, ‘Hindustan Murdabad’ was scrawled on the walls of the iconic ISKCON temple in Melbourne’s Albert Park. On January 16, the historic Shri Shiv Vishnu Temple in Carrom Downs, Victoria was similarly vandalised. On January 12, Melbourne’s Swaminarayan Temple was defaced by ‘anti-social elements’ with anti-India slogans. India has repeatedly condemned vandalism against Hindu temples in Australia and has taken up the issue with the Australian government.
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