Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that the Australian PM has assured of Indian community’s safety after incidents of vandalism of temples.
“I have seen reports of attacks on temples in Australia. I have conveyed this to PM Albanese and he has assured me that the safety and well-being of the Indian community in Australia is a priority for them,” PM Modi said.
Last week, a prominent Hindu temple, Shree Laxmi Narayan Temple, in Brisbane was attacked by pro-Khalistan supporters. This was the fourth incident of vandalism against Hindu temples in two months in Australia.
On January 23, the walls of the revered ISCKON temple in Melbourne’s Albert Park were vandalised with graffiti “Hindustan Murdabad”, 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.
India has repeatedly condemned the vandalism against the Hindu temples in Australia and has raised the issue with the Australian government.