India right now strongly condemned the current vandalism of three Hindu temples in Australia and the graffiti on them which included the glorification of anti-India terrorists.
Earlier, this month, the Swaminarayan temple in Melbourne, the historic Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple in Carrum Downs, Victoria and the ISKCON temple in Melbourne have been defaced by ‘anti-social components’ with anti-India graffiti.
“The frequency and impunity with which the vandals look like working are alarming, as are the graffiti which embrace the glorification of anti-Indian terrorists,” the Indian Excessive Fee in Canberra mentioned in a strongly worded assertion.
The fee additionally famous that these incidents have been clear makes an attempt to sow hatred and division among the many peaceable multi-faith and multi-cultural Indian-Australian group.
The excessive fee highlighted “that pro-Khalistan components are stepping up their actions in Australia, actively aided and abetted by members of proscribed terrorist organisations such because the Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) and different inimical companies from exterior Australia.”
“It’s hoped that not solely will the perpetrators be dropped at justice however appropriate motion can even be taken to stop additional makes an attempt,” the assertion mentioned.
As well as, the fee has conveyed considerations in regards to the so-called referendum in Melbourne and Sydney, introduced by the proscribed organisation, the Sikhs for Justice subsequent week.
The Excessive Fee urged the Australian Authorities to make sure the security and safety of members of the Indian group and their properties in Australia and to not enable the usage of Australian territory for actions detrimental to the territorial integrity, safety and nationwide curiosity of India.
The Australian Excessive Fee in New Delhi has additionally expressed concern over the incidents, saying the issues are below investigation.
“Like India, Australia is a proud, multicultural nation. We now have been shocked on the vandalism of two Hindu temples in Melbourne, & Australian authorities are investigating. Our sturdy assist for freedom of expression doesn’t embrace hate speech or violence,” Australia’s Excessive Commissioner to India Barry O’Farrell tweeted just lately.
In keeping with the 2011 census, about 2,95,362 in Australia have been born in India and there have been 3,90,894 responses for Indian ancestry.
In 2011-12 Indians have been the most important supply of everlasting migration to Australia. Indians fashioned 15.7 per cent of the overall migration programme in 2011-12, in line with the data from the Indian Excessive Fee in Canberra web site.
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