Yet another Hindu temple in Australia has been targeted by Khalistani goons, just ahead of Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s visit to India next week.
The Shree Laxmi Narayan Mandir in Brisbane was targeted on Friday night with the vidoes and photographs of the temple vandalisation going viral on social media.Temple President Satinder Shukla told The Australia Today that priest and devotees called this morning and notified him about the vandalism on the boundary wall of the temple.
“I am aware of what has happened at Melbourne Hindu Temples, but facing this hate ourselves is a very distressing experience,” Ramesh Kumar, a resident of the area, told the leading Australian daily.“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,” added Sarah Gates who is the Director of Hindu Human Rights.
Khalistani had attacked the Indian Consulate in Brisbane on February 21 and hoisted a so-called Khalistan flag on the premises.Honorary Consul of India in Brisbane Archana Singh immediately notified the Queensland Police, which on arrival confiscated the flag and swept the Honorary Consulate of India to clear of any immediate threat.Previously, Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple in Carrum Downs and BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Mill Park were smeared with hate messages against Hindus and India.
The spate of attacks on Hindu temples had triggered widespread concerns with no end to Hinduphobia in the country.
(This article was first published in India Narrative)