Melbourne: Another iconic Hindu temple has been vandalised in Australia allegedly by Khalistan supporters with anti-India and anti-Hindu graffiti. The vandalism at historic Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple in Carrum Downs comes lower than per week after partitions of BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Mill Park had been smeared with hate messages towards Hindus and India.
Hindu temple vandalised in Australia
The newest assault of vandalism got here to note on 16 January when the devotees thronged to the temple for ‘darshan’ and rejoice three-day lengthy “Thai Pongal” competition which is being celebrated by the Tamil Hindu group.
A report by The Australia Today quoted Hindu Council of Australia’s Victoria chapter President Makrand Bhagwat saying: “I can’t tell you how upset I am for witnessing a second Hindu Temple vandalised for Khalistan propaganda.”
Melbourne Hindu group member Sachin Mahate mentioned, “If these Khalistan supporters have the courage they should go and draw graffiti on the Victorian Parliament building rather than target peaceful Hindu communities religious places.”
The assault comes just hours after the Khalistan supporters, on the night of 15 January, tried to garner assist for his or her referendum via a automobile rally in Melbourne.
However, lower than 2 hundred folks gathered out of an virtually 60,000-strong Melbourne group.
Second assault in per week
The assault Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple in Carrum Downs comes inside days after Khalistan supporters on 12 January wrote praises on the partitions of BAPS Swaminarayan Temple of an Indian terrorist Bhindrawala chargeable for killing greater than twenty thousand Hindus and Sikhs as a ‘Martyr’.
Walls of the temple had been painted with “Hindu-stan Murdabad” which implies dying to Hindu-place.
According to a report by The Australia Today, the Khalistani goons recorded a video of their despicable act of vandalising the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir. It additionally mentioned the video was shared on social media claiming it to be their “brave act”.
Melbourne Hindu temple attacked and vandalised by Khalistan supporters. After Canada, Khalitanis in Australia are attempting to assault non secular sentiments of peace-loving Hindu group. https://t.co/8Pcppbq1AV by way of @theaustoday
— Dr Vijay Chauthaiwale (@vijai63) January 12, 2023
Bhagwat had mentioned: “Any kind of hatred and vandalism against places of worship is not acceptable and we condemn it.”
“We will definitely raise this matter with the Victorian Multicultural Commission and the Multicultural Minister of Victoria because the death threat to Hindus is a very serious matter as the community is in fear of these Khalistan supporters,” Bhagwat added.
Eye witnesses account
The Australia Today reported Usha Senthilnathan, a long-time devotee to the temple, saying: “We are a Tamil minority group in Australia, a lot of us came as refugees to escape the religious persecution. This is my place of worship and it’s not acceptable to me that these Khalistan supporters are vandalising it with their hate messages without any fear.”
She even urged Premier Dan Andrews and Victoria Police to take stringent motion towards these attempting to scare the Victorian Hindu group.
Notably, the Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple at Carrum Downs is without doubt one of the oldest temples in Victoria.