Another Hindu temple has been vandalised in Carrum Downs, Melbourne, Australia, allegedly by Khalistan supporters and defaced with anti-India and anti-Hindu graffiti. The vandalism on the iconic Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple in Carrum Downs comes in lower than a week after the partitions of BAPS Swaminarayan Temple, Mill Park, had been defaced with hate messages towards India and Hindus.
The act got here to note on January 16 after temple devotees got here for ‘darshan’ amid the three-day lengthy “Thai Pongal” competition, which is being celebrated by Australia’s Tamil Hindu neighborhood. This has left Australia’s Indian-Australian neighborhood in shock, The Australia Today reported.
Usha Senthilnathan, a devotee of the Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple, advised The Australia Today, “We are a Tamil minority group in Australia; a lot of us came as refugees to escape the religious persecution.”She has additionally urged premier Dan Andrews and Victoria Police to take strict motion towards the miscreants who’re making an attempt to scare the Hindu neighborhood.
According to The Australia Today, on January 15, 2023, the Khalistan supporters tried to attract help for his or her referendum by organising a automobile rally in Melbourne. However, they failed miserably, as lower than 2 hundred folks joined the rally.
Makrand Bhagwat, President of the Hindu Council, Victoria chapter, Australia, as quoted by The Australia Today, mentioned: “I can’t tell you how upset I am for witnessing a second Hindu Temple vandalised for Khalistan propaganda.”
Sachin Mahate, a member of the Melbourne Hindu neighborhood, mentioned, “If these Khalistan supporters have the courage, they should go and draw graffiti on the Victorian Parliament building rather than target peaceful Hindu community’s religious places.”
Victorian Liberal Party MP Brad Battin has mentioned that “In no way our future can be built on hate when it has been built on working together for so long. There is no place in Victoria or Australia for this kind of behaviour what we are seeing here.”
“Victoria is and will remain the best multicultural state in the world as long as people learn to work together not against each other,” added Brad Battin.
Notably, final week on January 12, the BAPS Swaminarayan Temple in the Mill Park space, Melbourne, was allegedly vandalised by Khalistani supporters with anti-India and anti-Modi slogans written on the partitions of the BAPS temple.
Meanwhile, in a video message, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has prolonged “warmest wishes” to Pramukh Swami Maharaj ji and the BAPS organisation on his 100th start anniversary. The video message of Anthony Albanese has been shared by Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Barry O’Farrell.