TORONTO: The Khalistani menace in opposition to India continues unabated with anti-India parts defacing and spray-painting a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Canada with spiteful graffiti in a latest show of cowardice.
The incident was reported within the early hours of Thursday close to the Metropolis Corridor within the city of Hamilton in Ontario the place the statue, gifted by the Indian authorities, is situated, the Day by day Hunt reported.
Based on a video of the vandalism, a Khalistani flag was additionally discovered connected to the six-feet tall bronze statue, which was doused with paint and graffiti abusing Mahatma Gandhi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Whereas Hamilton Police stated they’re investigating the case, assaults by Khalistani backers on Indian installations and temples are on the rise within the North American nation.
Beginning 2023, a string of assaults has been unleashed upon Hindu temples throughout Canada with near half-a-dozen incidents of vandalism, spiteful graffiti, break-ins and burglaries.
In January this yr, the Gauri Shankar Mandir in Brampton was focused with partitions of the temples defaced with ‘Khalistan Zindabad, Hindustan Murdabad’ slogans.
This was adopted by an assault on Ram Temple in Mississauga in February, which was vandalized with anti-India slogans, sending shockwaves throughout the Indian neighborhood.
In July final yr, the statue of Mahatma Gandhi situated on the Vishnu Mandir in Richmond Hill within the Larger Toronto Space was vandalized and defaced with graphic phrases.
Indian-origin MP Chandra Arya not too long ago referred to as upon the Ottawa authorities to take the matter ‘significantly’.
“The attack on Gauri Shankar Mandir in Brampton is the latest in attacks on Hindu temples in Canada by anti-Hindu and anti-India groups. From hatred on social media, now physical attacks on Hindu temples, what next?” Arya had stated.
“I call on the government at all levels in Canada to start taking this seriously.”
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