Anti-India graffiti on Swaminarayan Temple in Canada; India objects

15 September, 2022 | Riya Girdhar

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The Indian high commission in Canada denounced the vandalism and demanded that the matter be looked into by the authorities. Indian-born Canadian lawmaker Chandra Arya stated that this is not an un...

On the walls of the BAPS Swaminarayan temple in Toronto, anti-Indian graffiti was scrawled on Tuesday. The Indian High Commission denounced the occurrence and brought it up with the Canadian authorities, pleading with them to act quickly to bring the offenders to justice. “We vehemently condemn the anti-India graffiti that was daubed on the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Toronto. have asked the Canadian government to look into the situation and act quickly against anyone responsible,” the high commission tweeted.

Social media users have been sharing a video of the defaced shrine where Khalistani slurs can be seen written on the walls. The validity of the video has not been confirmed by sources. Sonia Sidhu, a member of parliament for Brampton South, tweeted in response to the event, “We live in a multicultural and multifaith society where everyone deserves to feel safe. Those accountable must be found and made to bear the costs of their deeds.
Patrick Brown, the mayor of Brampton, voiced his displeasure at the vandalism. “The GTA of Canada is not a place for this kind of hatred. Let’s hope the perpetrators are swiftly brought to justice “Tweeted he.
Indian-origin The event is not unique, according to Canadian MP Chandra Arya, since previous hate crimes have targeted Hindu temples in Canada. “All should condemn the vandalism committed by Canadian Khalistani fanatics against the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Toronto. This is not a singular incident. These kinds of hate crimes have recently targeted Hindu temples in Canada. Hindus in Canada have good reason to worry “the MP declared.

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