In a condemnable act, the BAPS Swaminarayan Temple in Melbourne, Australia was vandalised and anti-India graffiti was seen on the wall. In addition, pro-Khalistan slogans were also seen written on the walls.
“When I reached the temple today morning all walls were coloured with graffiti of Khalistani hatred towards Hindus”, The Australia Today quoted an onlooker.
The onlooker, as per The Australia Today, added, “I am angry, scared and dismayed by the blatant display of religious hatred towards the peaceful Hindu community by Khalistan supporters.”
Condemning the attack, BAPS Swaminarayan temple said, “We are deeply saddened and shocked by these acts of vandalism and hate. We offer our prayers for peace and harmony and will provide a fuller statement in due course.”
The Liberal MP Evan Mulholland condemned the vandalism and attack on the temple and “Victoria’s peaceful Hindu community” in a statement as reported by Australia Today.
“There were messages against Prime Minister Narendra Modi painted on the walls of the temple. Several Indian and Sikh leaders are distressed by this whole incident”, Amit Sarwal, a journalist said.
Furthermore, one day after the attack pro-Khalistan posters calling for the secession of Punjab under the infamous banner of Punjab Independence Referendum were seen in a Gurudwara in Melbourne.