Khalistan supporters vandalized a prominent Hindu temple in Brisbane on Saturday. The incident took place at the Sri Lakshmi Narayan Temple in Brisbane.
Frequent attacks on Hindu temples
Earlier on January 23, anti-Hindustan slogans were found written on the walls of the iconic ISKCON temple in Melbourne’s Albert Park. On 16 January, the historic Sri Shiv Vishnu Temple in Carrom Downs, Victoria was vandalized in a similar manner. On January 12, ‘anti-social elements’ wrote anti-India slogans at the Swaminarayan Temple in Melbourne. India has repeatedly condemned vandalism against Hindu temples in Australia and raised the issue with the Australian government.
What does the temple president say on this incident
Temple president Satinder Shukla was quoted as saying by ‘The Australia Today’ website, “The priests and devotees of the temple called this morning and informed me about the damage to the boundary wall of the temple.” “We have informed the Queensland Police authorities and they have assured to ensure the safety of the temple and the devotees,” he added.
Hindu Human Rights Party
Sarah Gates, director of Hindu Human Rights, said the recent vandalism was an attempt to terrorize Australian Hindus. Gates said, ‘This latest incident follows the pattern of ‘Sikh for Justice’ globally, which is clearly an attempt to terrorize Australian Hindus. This organization is involved in (pro-Khalistan) propaganda, cyberbullying and intimidation.
Khalistan is scaring the Hindu community
Gates tweeted a picture of the Hindu community after the attack on the temple. The community members along with the temple committee cleaned the anti-Hindu slogans from the walls. He tweeted, ‘Hindustan Zindabad’ along with a picture. “Khalistan supporters are terrorizing the Australian Hindu community and making practicing religion and going to temples a painful experience,” said a longtime resident of the suburb.