Australia. Attacks on Hindu temples have ‘no place in Australia’, says Prime Minister Anthony Albanese | India News

NEW DELHI: Australia will not tolerate any extreme actions or attacks that have taken place in religious buildings, and there is no room for such actions against Hindu temples, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese told a news conference in New Delhi, today announced an official statement.
Responding to a media question about the Australian Prime Minister’s assurances to his Indian counterpart, Albanese said: “I gave him the assurance that Australia is a country that respects people’s faith. That we don’t we do not tolerate the kind of extreme actions and attacks that we have seen on religious buildings, whether they are Hindu temples, mosques, synagogues or churches. This has no place in Australia .
“And we will take every step through our police and security agencies to ensure that anyone responsible for this will face the full force of the law. We are a tolerant multicultural nation, and there is no there is no place in Australia for this activity,” the statement quotes him as saying.
Earlier, India-Australia: Exchange of agreements and press releases on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Australian Prime Minister, in light of recent attacks on temples in Australia, had assured that security and the welfare of the Indian community in Australia is a priority for him.
“For the past few weeks, news of attacks on temples in Australia has been coming in regularly. It is only natural that such news should worry people in India. I have raised these concerns with Prime Minister Albanese who assured me that the security of the Indian community was a special priority for him,” Prime Minister Modi said.
Recently, the first week of March, the Shree Laxmi Narayan Temple in Brisbane, Australia was vandalized by pro-Khalistan supporters.
temple president Satinder Shukla while speaking to The Australia Today said: “The temple priest and congregants called this morning and informed me of the vandalism on the boundary wall of our temple.”
Sarah Gateswho is the director of Hindu Human Rights, said: “This latest hate crime is a model of Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) around the world, which is clearly trying to terrorize Australian Hindus. Coupled with a barrage of propaganda, signs illegal and cyberbullying, the organization intends to present pervasive threats, fear and intimidation,” to The Australia Today.
In January, the Shri Shiva Vishnu temple at Carrum Downs in Australia was vandalized with anti-Hindu graffiti.
The act was noticed on January 16 after worshipers at the temple came for ‘darshan’ amid the three-day ‘Thai Pongal’ festival celebrated by Australia’s Tamil Hindu community, The Australia Today reported.
On the evening of January 15, 2023, Khalistan supporters tried to drum up support for their referendum at a car rally in Melbourne. However, they failed miserably as less than two hundred people gathered out of a community of almost 60,000 people in Melbourne, according to The Australia Today.
A week before the above incident, on January 12, the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Australia’s Mill Park was smeared with anti-Indian and anti-Hindu graffiti.
The temple was vandalized by anti-Indian elements with anti-Indian slogans written on the walls of the temple, located in the suburb of Mill Park, The Australia Today reported. Patel, a spectator, related how he witnessed the vandalized walls of the temple when he visited the site.


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