India angry over vandalism of Hindu temple, lodges protest with Australian government

After the Swaminarayan temple, another Hindu temple has been vandalized in Australia, on which India registered its protest. Along with this, it has been requested stop such incidents in future also.

Jan 19, 2023 - 21:55
India angry over vandalism of Hindu temple, lodges protest with Australian government

After BAPS Swaminarayan Temple, another Hindu temple has been vandalized in Australia. This is the second such incident in Australia within 6 months, in which a Hindu temple has been vandalized. India has also taken up this issue with the Australian Government and the Consulate General in Melbourne with the local police. Responding to questions related to the vandalism of the Hindu temple, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that "We are aware that some temples have been vandalized in Australia recently. We strongly condemn this. It is a matter of concern to Australian leaders, and the community There has also been public condemnation by politicians and religious organizations there."

Along with this, he told that "Our Consulate General in Melbourne has taken up the matter with the local police. We have requested for speedy investigation against the perpetrators and measures to prevent such incidents in future. The matter has also been taken up with the Australian Government. has been picked up and we look forward to it."

Responding to questions on the recent remarks of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that "We have said that we always want normal neighbourly relations with Pakistan. But there should be a conducive atmosphere in which terror, hostility or violence Do not be. This remains our position."

On an Indian woman's allegation of sexual harassment inside the Pakistan High Commission, Arindam Bagchi said that the Ministry of External Affairs has taken it seriously. We have taken up the issue with Pakistani authorities and asked them to investigate. We have also seen the statement of the Pakistan Foreign Ministry that they are looking into it.

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