India condemns defacing of temples in Canada, Australia
A Hindu Temple in Brampton in Canada has been defaced with anti-India graffiti triggering outrage among the Indian community.
The Indian Consulate General in Toronto condemned the vandalism at the Gauri Shankar Mandir stating that the act has deeply hurt the sentiments of the Indian community in Canada. The consulate office in a statement said "We strongly condemn the defacing of Gauri Shankar Mandir in Brampton, a symbol of Indian heritage, with anti-India graffiti. The hateful act of vandalism has deeply hurt the sentiments of the Indian community in Canada. We have raised our concerns on the matter with Canadian authorities."
Indian High Commissioner to Australia, Manpreet Vohra visited the Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple in Melbourne and condemned its "vandalisation" by "pro-Khalistani elements."
He also said that the "place of worship has always been revered by all communities and faiths." "Visited the historic Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple in Melbourne, a place of worship that has always been revered by all communities and faiths. That makes its vandalization with hate-filled graffiti by pro-Khalistani elements even more condemnable. Confident that they will not succeed," tweeted Vohra.