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Temple in Australia vandalised with anti-India graffiti, 2nd attack in 7 days



Another temple was vandalised with anti-India graffiti in Australia's Victoria on Monday. On January 12, the Swaminarayan temple in Melbourne was defaced by 'anti-social elements' with anti-India graffiti.

(SAI Bureau) A temple was vandalised in Victoria, Australia with anti-India graffiti on Monday, a report said. This is the second such incident involving a temple in Australia within seven days. The vandalism was noticed when devotees came for darshan on the day of the Pongal festival.
The Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple in Carrum Downs, Victoria, was allegedly vandalised by "Khalistani supporters" with anti-India graffiti, The Australia Today reported.
There is no place in Victoria or Australia for this kind of behaviour that we are seeing here, said Victorian Liberal Party MP Brad Battin, reacting to the alleged act of vandalism. "Victoria is and will remain the best multicultural state in the world as long as people learn to work together, not against each other," Battin said.
On January 12, the Swaminarayan temple in Melbourne was defaced by 'anti-social elements' with anti-India graffiti.
"We are deeply saddened by the anti-India graffiti at the gates of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Mill Park, Melbourne, Australia by anti-social elements. The BAPS temple in Mill Park, like all temples of BAPS worldwide, is an abode of peace, harmony, equality, selfless service, and universal Hindu values," Swaminarayan Sanstha Australia said in a statement.