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India urges Canada to launch investigation after Toronto Hindu temple destroyed in ‘hate crime’

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New Delhi has regularly raised concerns to Canadian authorities about Sikh separatist activity. It believes that a small fringe group of pro-Kalistan elements in Canada are spreading anti-Indian sentiment “through extremist rhetoric and activism.”

India on Thursday called on Canadian authorities to take swift action against those implicated in vandalizing a prominent Hindu temple in Toronto with anti-Indian graffiti. Daub was said to be responsible for “Canadian Haristani extremists” in apparent hate crimes.

“We strongly condemn the falsification of the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir. [temple] In Toronto with anti-Indian graffiti. We have urged Canadian authorities to investigate the incident and take prompt action against the perpetrators,” the Indian High Commission in Canada said Thursday.

Indo-Canadian MP Chandra Aria believes that the Toronto incident was not an isolated incident and has witnessed a rapid population growth in the country. Hate crime since 2019.

“This is not just an isolated incident. Hindu temples in Canada have recently been targeted in hate crimes of this kind. Hindu Canadians are understandably concerned,” Aria said. said.

This is the second major vandalism in Toronto since July when unknown people attacked a statue of Indian freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi.

According to data compiled by Statistics Canada, Canada saw a 72% increase in hate crimes targeting religion, sexual orientation and race between 2019 and 2021.

New Delhi is Canadian Parent Kalistan Molecule It spreads anti-India sentiment through extremist rhetoric and activities.

The Indian government is highly critical of any support for separatist activities carried out by Sikh communities in the US, UK and Canada. Sikh separatist uprisings in India in the 90s left hundreds dead.

1.6 million people of Indian descent live in Canada.



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