Last month, Brisbane’s Gayatri Mandir received threatening calls from Pakistan-based Khalistan extremists, asking the Hindu community to support a Khalistan referendum.
Cases of attacks on temples are continuously coming to the fore in Australia. Khalistan supporters targeted Shri Lakshmi Narayan Temple on Saturday. Temple president Satinder Shukla told The Australia Today: The priest and devotees called this morning and informed about the vandalism done on the boundary wall of the temple. We have informed the Queensland Police officials, and they have assured to ensure the safety of the temple and the devotees.
There is anger in the Indian community due to this matter. Prior to this incident, Khalistani supporters had targeted the Indian Consulate in Brisbane on 22 February. In early 2023, Hindu temples in Australia have seen a spurt in vandal attacks by Khalistani elements defacing the walls with anti-India slogans and offensive images.
Last month, Brisbane’s Gayatri Mandir received threatening calls from Pakistan-based Khalistan extremists, asking the Hindu community to support a Khalistan referendum. Between 12 and 23 January alone, three major Hindu temples were targeted in Melbourne.
A Brisbane resident told The Australia Today, Khalistan supporters are terrorizing the Australian Hindu community, bringing people with painful experiences of visiting temples.
With inputs from IANS