The High Commission of India in Australia on Thursday condemned the incidents of vandalization of Hindu temples in Australia by calling it ‘deeply disturbing’ and ‘alarming’.
The High Commission called the incidents a clear attempt to sow hatred and division among the peaceful multi-faith and multi-cultural Indian-Australian community.
The statement comes days after a third Hindu temple was vandalised in Australia’s Victoria state allegedly by “Khalistani supporters” with anti-India graffiti on Monday. On January 16, the historic Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple in Carrum Downs, Victoria, was vandalised in a similar manner.
On January 12, the Swaminarayan temple in Melbourne was defaced by ‘anti-social elements’ with anti-India graffiti.
“The frequency and impunity with which the vandals appear to be operating are alarming, as are the graffiti which include glorification of anti-Indian terrorists. These incidents are clear attempts to sow hatred and division among the peaceful multi-faith and multi-cultural Indian-Australian community,” the High Commission said in a statement on Thursday.