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Australia: Hindu community concerned as another temple vandalised with anti-India graffiti

Melbourne, Australia: Another Hindu temple was vandalised with anti-India graffiti in Albert Park, Melbourne. It hasn’t been long to a similar incident that happened at the Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple in Carrum Downs, which is why the Hindu Community in Australia has really been concerned; reported The Australia Today.

As per reports, the Management at Melbourne’s International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) temple or the Hare Krishna Temple discovered the anti-India graffiti on temple walls in the early morning on Monday.

The director of communication for ISKCON temple, Bhakta Das, in an interview with Australia Today, stated that such disrespectful act in their place of worship has been shocking for the entire community, following which they have filed a complaint with Victoria Police. “We are shocked and outraged with this blatant disregard for respect for our place of worship”, stated Das.

Meanwhile, an IT consultant and a devotee of Iskcon temple, Shivesh Pandey, expressed his resentment as the Victoria Police didn’t carry on with any proceedings or actions against the culprits, who have been running a hate-filled agenda against the Hindu community.

“In the last two weeks, Victoria Police has failed to take any significant action against those who have been spreading hate through their agendas against the peaceful Hindu community”,  noted Shivesh Pandey.

Notably, two days prior to this incident, the Victorian multifaith leaders conducted an emergency meeting with Victorian Multicultural Commission, which had issued a statement against the vandalism acts that happened in Hindu temples in Carrum Downes and Mill Park.

It was during the three-day long ‘Thai Pongal festival’ on January 16 that the devotees who had come for darshan, noticed the vandalised walls of the Shiva Vishnu temple in Carrum Downs.

Earlier on January 12, the BAPS Swaminarayan Temple in Mill Park was vandalised with anti-Indian, Khalistani hatred slogans towards Hindus were written all over the temple walls.

 

 

Zurab Kvaratskhelia

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