Video: Anti-India graffiti by Canadian Khalistani extremists on Swaminarayan temple in Toronto; India objects
Toronto, September 15
A distinguished Hindu temple has been defaced by “Canadian Khalistani extremists” right here with anti-India graffiti in an obvious hate crime, prompting the Indian mission right here to sentence the incident and urge authorities to take swift motion towards the perpetrators.
The time of the incident on the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir, Toronto is just not but identified.
The Indian Excessive Fee on Wednesday tweeted,” We strongly condemn defacing of BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir Toronto with anti-India graffiti. Have requested Canadian authorities to analyze the incident and take immediate motion on perpetrators.”
Unprovoked defacement of #HinduTemple in Canada. Can @PierrePoilievre guarantee his Conservatives wouldn’t bask in identity-politics? Can his deputy @TimUppal condemn this act unequivocally & guarantee that he’d not overlook Khalistan extremism when in energy?pic.twitter.com/g5lyOILl4Y
— Puneet Sahani (@puneet_sahani) September 14, 2022
Chandra Arya, Member of Parliament, Canada tweeted, “Vandalism of Toronto BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir by Canadian Khalistani extremists needs to be condemned by all. This isn’t simply an remoted occasion. Canadian Hindu temples have been focused within the current previous by these sorts of hate crimes. Hindu Canadians are legitimately involved.
Very dissatisfied to listen to of the vandalism that occurred on the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Toronto. This sort of hate has no place within the GTA or Canada. Let’s hope these criminals accountable are dropped at justice rapidly.
— Patrick Brown (@patrickbrownont) September 14, 2022
In the meantime, Brampton South Member of Parliament Sonia Sidhu expressed shock on the incident and tweeted, “I’m distraught by the act of vandalism that has taken place on the #BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Toronto.”
“We dwell in a multicultural and multi-faith group the place everybody deserves to really feel secure. These accountable needs to be positioned to face the implications of their actions,” she tweeted.
The BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha is a religious, volunteer-driven religion devoted to bettering society via particular person development by fostering the Hindu beliefs of religion, unity, and selfless service.