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Hindu temple vandalized with pro-Khalistan graffiti in California, second incident in two weeks

A Hindu temple has been defaced with pro-Khalistan slogans in California, United States, days after a Swaminarayan temple was similarly vandalized in the area. Hindu American Foundation It has been done.

“Another Bay Area Hindu temple attacked with pro-#Khalistan graffiti. The Sherawali Temple of Vijay in Hayward, CA was vandalized just two weeks after the attack on the Swaminarayan Temple and a week after the theft at the Shiv Durga Temple in the same area “Encountered a copycat defacement. HAF is in contact with temple leaders and @AlamedaPD and @CivilRights,” the post said.

“We are once again encouraging all temple leaders to download the @HinduAmerican Temple Safety Guide https://hinduamerican.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/HAF-Temple-Safety-Secuirty-Guide. The pdf guide specifically discusses whether temple graffiti qualifies as a hate crime and the importance of installing working security cameras and alarm systems given the growing threat from #Khalistan supporters as well as the omnipresent threat from anti-Hindu actors. Is also,” it further said.

The Consulate General of India in San Francisco had condemned the damage to the Swaminarayan Temple and said it had hurt the sentiments of the Indian community.

“We strongly condemn the defacement of the SMVS Shri Swaminarayan Temple in Newark, California with anti-India graffiti. This incident has hurt the sentiments of the Indian community. We urge prompt investigation and swift action by the US authorities against those behind the vandalism.” Issue. @IndianEmbassy @MEAIndia @PIB_India,” it added in a post on Twitter.

This is not the first case when a Hindu temple abroad has been targeted by Khalistani extremists. Similar cases have also occurred in Australia and Canada, which the Indian government has raised on various occasions at various diplomatic forums.

Read this also ‘Extremists, separatists should not be given space’: Jaishankar on anti-India slogans at Hindu temple in America

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