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Canada: Gauri Shankar Temple defaced with anti-India graffiti, triggers condemnation Gauri Shankar Temple
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Canada: Gauri Shankar Temple defaced with anti-India graffiti, triggers condemnation

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 31 Jan 2023, 10:10 am

Brampton: A prominent Hindu temple in Brampton city of Canada has been targeted by anti-India graffiti, prompting New Delhi to condemn the incident.

The Indian Consulate General in Toronto condemned the incident and tweeted: " We strongly condemn defacing of Gauri Shankar Mandir in Brampton,a symbol of Indian heritage, with anti-India graffiti. The hateful act of vandalism has deeply hurt sentiments of Indian community in Canada. We have raised our concerns on the matter with Canadian authorities."

It is being suspected that the Gauri Shankar Temple was defaced by terror organisation Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) and other Khalistani group, reports Times Now.

The walls of the temple were defaced with anti-India messages.

 Canadian authorities have started a probe into the incident.

Canadian MP Chandra Arya tweeted: " The attack of Gauri Shankar Mandir in Brampton is latest in attacks on Hindu temples in Canada by anti-Hindu and anti-India groups. From hatred on social media, now physical attacks on Hindu temples, what next?I call on govt at levels in Canada to start taking this seriously."

Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown condemned the incident and said: "The @CityBramptoncondemns the defacing of Gauri Shankar Mandir. This hateful act of vandalism has no place in our City or Country. I have raised my concerns over this hate crime with @ChiefNishand@PeelPolice. Everyone deserves to feel safe in their place worship."