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Australia: Khalistani supporters chant anti-Hindu slogans outdoors Indian Consulate in Brisbane,

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Australia: Khalistani supporters chant anti-Hindu slogans outside Indian Consulate in Brisbane,

On Thursday, the Khalistani supporters gathered outdoors the Honorary Indian Consulate in Australia’s Brisbane and chanted anti-India slogans on the entrance for a while. Australian media additionally reported that the consulate was compelled to close down for a brief interval after Khalistani supporters impeded entry into the consulate by yelling anti-Hindu slogans outdoors it. However, the Ministry of External Affairs has denied it and stated that the consulate continued to perform usually. This comes days after the Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese pledged to cease the unfold of anti-Indian animosity within the nation.

According to the stories, the Khalistani activists raised anti-India slogans on the Consulate and referred to as the Hindus as ‘supremacists’. The Consulate is positioned on Swann Road within the Taringa suburb of Brisbane.

“Indian Consulate was forced to close today due to safety concerns after Sikhs for Justice targeted them with their propaganda. They have been shouting Khalistan Zindabad slogans,” Sarah L. Gates, Director of Hindu Human Rights was quoted as saying.

In the movies of the incident, the Khalistanis are seen carrying placards saying that “Hindu mobs killed 570 Sikhs, injured 13,000” in 1966.

Consulate of India, Brisbane Australia was focused by Khalistanis.

The consulate was compelled to close down after unauthorized gathering of Khalistani supporters blocked the entry.

— Woke Janta (@WokeJanta) March 15, 2023

According to the Queensland Police, it was an unauthorised gathering by the Khalistanis, however nonetheless, they had been allowed to enter the consulate premises and block the doorway. As a end result, individuals who had appointments with the consulate needed to reschedule their appointments, in keeping with Australia Today.

Responding to queries relating to the incident, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi stated that the problem was raised with Australian authorities, and they need to take motion. “PM already spoke about such issues when Australian PM was in India,” he added.

Arindam Bagchi clarified that it’s an honorary consulate of India positioned in Brisbane, and it’s not a Consulate General of India. He additional refuted media stories that it was closed down as a result of Khalistanis. He stated {that a} small variety of protestors had gathered outdoors it and chanted slogans for a while, however the consulate continued to perform usually. He stated that there have been some disruptions for some time, however the consulate was not shut down as claimed in media stories.

Arindam Bagchi refused to touch upon video footage of the incident, saying it’s not attainable to touch upon unverified movies. He added that groups of India and Australia are in contact, and the matter was raised instantly with the Australian authorities.

It is notable that an honorary consulate is a sort of consulate that’s headed by an honorary consul, who just isn’t an expert diplomat and doesn’t obtain a wage. Honorary consuls are usually residents or residents of the host nation the place they dwell. They are designated by a international authorities to take care of the affairs of its residents.

While honorary consuls don’t obtain a wage for his or her providers, however they might obtain sure privileges and advantages related to their place, reminiscent of diplomatic immunity, tax exemptions, and entry to official capabilities and occasions. The most important position of an honorary consulate is to advertise commerce, cultural trade, and different sorts of cooperation between the host nation and the nation they characterize. They may additionally present consular providers, reminiscent of issuing visas, helping residents of their house nation who’re travelling or dwelling within the host nation, and dealing with authorized and administrative issues.

Honorary consulates are usually established in cities or areas the place there’s a important inhabitants of nationals from the nation they characterize, however the place there’s not sufficient demand or assets to justify a full-fledged embassy or consulate. They may additionally be established in distant or much less developed areas the place a full-fledged consulate can be impractical or too costly.

The improvement in Brisbane happens solely days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed India’s worries in regards to the assault on a number of Hindu temples by demonstrators calling for Khalistan throughout his assembly with Albanese in Delhi.

On March 11, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese additionally condemned the anti-India and anti-Hindu actions occurring in Australia and stated that the nation gained’t tolerate any excessive actions and assaults on any non secular buildings. “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,” he had stated.

“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 additional quoted him saying.

Earlier final month, after the go to of India’s international affairs minister S. Jaishankar, Khalistani flags had been found affixed to the Indian embassy in Brisbane. EAM Jaishankar then talked in regards to the matter together with his Australian colleague Penny Wong throughout their assembly.

“Noted the forward movement on our bilateral agenda. Emphasized the need for vigilance against radical activities targeting the Indian community,” Jaishankar tweeted. Yet, on the identical day, some Khalistani followers attacked two Hindu temples whereas they had been celebrating Mahashivratri, 

Further, within the final two months, Australia has seen 4 separate anti-Hindu assaults on Temples initiated by pro-Khalistani components dwelling within the nation. On March 4, Shree Laxmi Narayan Temple in Brisbane’s Burbank suburb was vandalized with anti-Hindu and anti-India graffiti defacing its partitions. According to native media stories, the vandalism was carried out by pro-Khalistani supporters. The miscreants wrote anti-Hindu, anti-India, and pro-Khalistani slogans on the partitions close to the temple in the course of the vandalization.

On February 16, 2023, in Melbourne, a Kali Mata temple obtained a warning towards holding a Bhajan program. A lady priest of a Kali Mata temple within the northern suburbs of Melbourne in Australia obtained threats from Khalistani terrorists for organizing a Bhajan program of Indian singer Kanhiya Mittal.

On January 23 an identical assault by Khalistani components occurred on the Hare Krishna Temple positioned at Albert Park in Melbourne metropolis of Australia. The temple served because the centre of the Bhakti Yoga motion in Melbourne and is run by the International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). As per stories, temple partitions had been defaced with anti-India slogans of ‘Khalistan Zindabad’ and ‘Hindustan Murdabad.’ The miscreants had additionally hailed slain Khalistani terrorist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale as a martyr.

On January 17, Khalistani supporters vandalised the historic Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple in Carrum Downs in Melbourne. During the vandalisation, the miscreants wrote anti-Hindu and anti-India slogans on the partitions close to the temple. ‘Target Modi’, ‘Modi Hitler’, and ‘Hindustan Murdabad’, learn the slogans that had been painted on the partitions of the temples throughout vandalization.

On January 12 (native time), the Hindu neighborhood dwelling in Melbourne woke as much as a shock because the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir, positioned within the northern suburb of Mill Park, Melbourne, was vandalised by Khalistani attackers. The partitions of the temple had been defaced by spray portray anti-India and anti-Narendra Modi slogans.