Hindu community in shock
When the devotees reached the temple on the morning of January 16, they were in shock. On the occasion of Pongal and Makar Sakranti, devotees reached the temple for darshan. A large number of Tamil Hindus live in this area. According to the devotees who have been visiting the temple for many years, it is a minority community in Australia. These people came here to avoid conversion. The devotees have asked Victoria Prime Minister Dan Andrew and Victoria Police to take strict action against those who are trying to target the Hindu community settled here.
Opposition to PM Modi
Victorian Liberal Party MP Brad Battin has said that the country’s future cannot be based on hatred. He said that Victoria is a state that respects every culture and everyone moves forward here. Hate has no place here. In this incident, an appeal has been made on the walls of the temple to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The supporters of Khalistan had a hand in the incident that happened earlier also.
event the day after the rally
Khalistan supporters had organized a huge rally on January 15, just a day before the incident in Melbourne. It was a car rally and if the Australian media is to be believed, these efforts proved to be very weak. Only a few people from Melbourne, with a population of 60,000 people, attended the rally. Makarand Bhagwat, president of the Hindu Parishad Victoria chapter, said that this is the second time that the temple has been vandalized, which has left the community very disappointed. He said that this incident happened due to Khalistani ideology.