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Walls of Swaminarayan Temple in Canada Ransacked with Anti-India Graffiti

'Khalistan Zindabad' and 'Hindustan Murdabad' was engraved on the outer wall of the temple

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CANADA: The BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Toronto, Canada witnessed an insufferable incident, which India strongly condemned. The walls of the temple are painted with anti-India slogans.

As per the digital visuals, the anti-India graffiti of ‘Khalistan Zindabad’ and ‘Hindustan Murdabad’ was engraved on the outer wall of the temple. This entire blindsiding action came to light after a person posted the intolerant activity over a post on the social media platform, which soon went viral. 

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The High Commission of India showed intolerance against it and sought Canadian authorities to have a probe into the matter and take necessary action.

The Canadian MP Chandra Arya raised allegations against the Canadian Khalistani extremists and held them responsible for the intentional Boo-Boo. He took to his Twitter and wrote, “Vandalism of Toronto BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir by Canadian Khalistani extremists should be condemned by all. This is not just an isolated event. Canadian Hindu temples have been targeted in the recent past by these kinds of hate crimes. Hindu Canadians are legitimately concerned”

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However, the HCI, said, “We strongly condemn defacing of BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir Toronto with anti-India graffiti. Have requested Canadian authorities to investigate the incident and take prompt action on perpetrators.”

On the other hand, Brampton MP Sonia Sidhu took to Twitter to raise concern and seriousness about the matter, writing “I am distraught by the act of vandalism that has taken place at the #BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Toronto. We live in a multicultural and multi-faith community where everyone deserves to feel safe. Those responsible should be located to face the consequences of their actions.”

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The Canadian MP Ruby Sahota called it act, ‘disgusting and disrespectful’ and tweeted, “All faiths have the right to practice in Canada without intimidation or fear. The criminals behind this act should be punished.”

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