Khalistan supporters target Indian consulate in Brisbane
In a recent incident, supporters of the Khalistan movement targeted the Honorary Consulate of India in Brisbane, Australia. The separatists put the Khalistan flag on the Indian Consulate’s office, causing outrage among the Indian community in Australia. The Honorary Consul General of India in Brisbane, Archana Singh, saw the Khalistan flag in her office the next day. India immediately lodged a strong objection to the act, expressed its firm belief in the police authority, and filed a complaint.
The incident occurred just days after Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar visited the country and stressed the need for vigilance against ‘radical activities’ targeting the Indian community in Australia. The Australian police have been monitoring the area to ensure the safety of Indian diplomats and citizens. Indians in Australia have expressed their anger, horror, and disgust at the open display of religious hatred towards a peaceful Hindu community by Khalistan supporters.
Increase in attacks on Hindu temples in Australia
In recent times, there has been an increase in attacks on Hindu temples in Australia. Khalistan supporters have been involved in vandal attacks on the walls of Hindu temples in Australia and Canada, pasting anti-India slogans and offensive images.
The attacks on Hindu temples have caused concern among the Indian community in Australia. The president and vice-president of the Gayatri Mandir in Brisbane received a phone call from fanatics, asking them to raise slogans of ‘Khalistan Zindabad’ and support the referendum.
The Indian government has expressed its deep concern over the increase in attacks on Hindu temples and has urged the Australian government to take strict action against the perpetrators. The Indian community in Australia has called for increased security measures to protect their religious institutions and their right to practice their faith without fear of intimidation or violence.