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Swaminarayan Mandir in Canada vandalised with anti-India graffiti, ‘strong’ reactions pour in

The Indian High Commission in Canada brought the vandalism of BAPS Swaminarayan Temple up with the authorities.

Swaminarayan Mandir in Toronto, CanadaPremium
Swaminarayan Mandir in Toronto, Canada

Anti-Indian slurs were scrawled on the walls of the BAPS Swaminarayan Temple in Toronto on September 13. The Indian High Commission denounced the act and brought it up with the Canadian authorities, pleading with them to act quickly to bring the offenders to justice.

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“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," the Indian High Commission in Canada tweeted.

Patrick Brown, Mayor of Brampton, also condemned the act and tweeted, “Very disappointed to hear of the vandalism that occurred at the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Toronto. This type of hate has no place in the GTA or Canada. Let’s hope those criminals responsible are brought to justice quickly."

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Indian-born-Canadian Liberal MP Chandra Arya said, “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 crime. Hindu Canadians are legitimately concerned."

Brampton South MP Sonia Sidhu tweeted, "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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Ruby Sahota, Canadian MP for Brampton North, said, “The vandalism that has taken place at the @BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Etobicoke is disgusting and disrespectful. All faiths have the right to practice in Canada without intimidation or fear. The criminals behind this act should be punished."

Social media users have been sharing a video of the defaced shrine where Khalistani sentiments can be seen written on the walls. The legitimacy of the video has not been confirmed by Livemint.

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Sounak Mukhopadhyay
Sounak Mukhopadhyay, who also goes by the name Sounak Mukherjee, has been producing digital news since 2012. He's worked for the International Business Times, The Inquisitr, and Moneycontrol in the past. He's also contributed to Free Press Journal and TheRichest with feature articles. He covers news for a wide range of subjects including business, finance, economy, politics and sports. Before working with digital news publications, he worked as a freelance content writer.
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Published: 15 Sep 2022, 08:18 AM IST
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