Attacks on Hindu temples don’t have any place in Australia: PM Anthony Albanese3 min read
Australia gained’t tolerate any excessive actions and assaults that befell in spiritual buildings, and there’s no place for such motion towards Hindu temples, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese stated whereas addressing a press convention in New Delhi, an official assertion stated at the moment.
Responding to a media question in regards to the assurances that the Australian PM gave to his Indian counterpart, Albanese stated, “I gave him the assurance that Australia is a country that respects people’s faith. That we don’t tolerate the sort of extreme actions and attacks that we’ve seen on religious buildings, be they Hindu temples, mosques, synagogues, or churches. This has no place in Australia.” “And we will take every action through our police and also our security agencies to make sure that anyone responsible for this faces the full force of the law. We’re a tolerant multicultural nation, and there is no place in Australia for this activity,” the assertion quoted him saying.
Earlier, India-Australia: Exchange of Agreements and Press Statements on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that the Australian PM, in gentle of the latest assaults on temples in Australia, has assured that the protection and well-being of the Indian group in Australia is a precedence for him.
“Since the last few weeks, news of attacks on temples in Australia are coming regularly. It is natural that such news worries people in India. I have raised these concerns with Prime Minister Albanese who has assured me that the safety of the Indian community is a special priority for him,” PM Modi stated.
Recently, within the first week of March, Shree Laxmi Narayan Temple in Australia’s Brisbane was vandalised by pro-Khalistan supporters.
Temple President Satinder Shukla whereas chatting with The Australia Today stated, “Temple Priest and devotees called this morning and notified me about the vandalism on the boundary wall of our temple.”
Sarah Gates, who’s the Director of Hindu Human Rights stated, “This latest hate crime is a pattern of Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) globally, clearly attempting to terrorise Australian Hindus. Coupled with a barrage of propaganda, illegal signs, and cyberbullying, the organisation intends to present all-pervasive threats, fear, and intimidation,” to The Australia Today.
In January, Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple in Australia’s Carrum Downs was vandalised with anti-Hindu graffiti.
The act got here to note on January 16 after temple devotees got here for ‘darshan’ amid the three-day lengthy “Thai Pongal” pageant which was celebrated by Australia’s Tamil Hindu group, The Australia Today reported.
On the night of January 15, 2023, Khalistan supporters tried to attract assist for his or her referendum by means of a automotive rally in Melbourne. However, they failed miserably as lower than 2 hundred individuals gathered out of an virtually 60,000-strong Melbourne group, in response to The Australia Today.
Per week earlier than the above incident, On January 12, the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Australia’s Mill Park was smeared with anti-India and anti-Hindu graffiti.
The temple was vandalised by anti-India components with anti-India slogans written on the temple’s partitions, situated within the suburb of Mill Park, The Australia Today reported. Patel, an onlooker shared how he witnessed the vandalised partitions of the temple when he visited the location.
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