Third Hindu temple vandalised in Melbourne with anti-India graffiti | India Information

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CANBERRA: A 3rd Hindu temple was vandalised with anti-India graffiti in Melbourne’s Albert Park on Monday, days after Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple in Carrum Downs was vandalised, The Australia As we speak reported.
The administration of Melbourne’s Worldwide Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) temple also referred to as the Hare Krishna Temple discovered the temple partitions vandalised with anti-India graffiti within the early hours of Monday morning.
Talking to The Australia As we speak, Bhakta Das, Director of Communication for ISKCON temple stated that they have been “shocked” by the disregard for respect for the place of worship and added that they hav filed the criticism with Victoria Police.
“We’re shocked and outraged with this blatant disregard for respect for the place of worship,” Das stated.
Shivesh Pandey, an IT guide and devotee of ISKCON temple stated that Victoria Police has did not take any motion in opposition to people who find themselves working a “hate-filled agenda” in opposition to the Hindu neighborhood, the information report stated.
“Within the final two weeks, Victoria Police has did not take any decisive motion in opposition to the people who find themselves working their hate-filled agenda in opposition to the peaceable Hindu neighborhood,” The Australia As we speak quoted Shivesh Pandey as saying.
The assault on ISKCON Temple comes two days after Victorian multifaith leaders held an emergency assembly with Victorian Multicultural Fee, as per the information report. The Victorian Multicultural Fee had issued an announcement condemning the vandalism of Hindu Temples in Mill Park and Carrum Downes.
Earlier, the Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple in Australia’s Carrum Downs was vandalised with anti-Hindu graffiti. The act got here to note on January 16 after temple devotees got here for ‘darshan’ amid the three-day lengthy “Thai Pongal” pageant which is being celebrated by Australia’s Tamil Hindu neighborhood.
On January 12, BAPS Swaminarayan Temple within the Mill park space of Melbourne was vandalised by anti-India components with anti-India slogans written on the partitions of the temple, positioned within the suburb of Mill Park, The Australia As we speak reported.
Patel, an onlooker who doesn’t wish to reveal his first title instructed The Australia As we speak, shared how he witnessed the vandalised partitions of the temple when he visited the location on Thursday.
“After I reached the temple at present morning all partitions have been colored with graffiti of Khalistani hatred in direction of Hindus.” The Australia As we speak quoted Patel as saying.
He added, “I’m indignant, scared and dismayed by the blatant show of non secular hatred in direction of the peaceable Hindu neighborhood by Khalistan supporters.”
In an announcement to The Australia As we speak, BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir acknowledged that they’re “deeply saddened and shocked by these acts of vandalism and hate.” It stated that they’ve remained dedicated to “peaceable coexistence and dialogue to all faiths.”

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