India on Saturday (December 23, 2023) strongly condemned the incident of defacing a Hindu Temple at Newark, California, with anti-India graffiti, saying “it has damage the feelings of the Indian group”.
“We strongly condemn the defacing of SMVS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir at Newark, California, with anti-India graffiti. This incident has damage the feelings of the Indian group,” stated the Consulate General of India in San Francisco on X (formally Twitter).
“We have pressed for fast investigation and immediate motion in opposition to the vandals by the US authorities in this matter,” it stated.
The Hindu American Foundation shared photos of anti-India graffiti on the outside partitions of the Hindu temple on social media.
The pictures confirmed hateful slogans in opposition to India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the partitions of the temple.
Khalistani terrorist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale’s identify was additionally written with black ink.
According to the temple administration, the incident happened on Thursday night time (December 21, 2023) when one of the devotees who lives near the shrine found the anti-India graffiti.
Similar incidents have been reported in Canada in the current previous