Ahead Of Independence Day, Another Hindu Temple Vandalized In Canada
TORONTO, (IANS) – Just ahead of India’s 76th Independence Day, another prominent Hindu temple was vandalized in the Canadian province of British Columbia with its walls defaced with anti-India and pro-Khalistan posters, according to reports.
The posters were found pasted on the front and rear walls of the Lakshmi Narayan Mandir in Surrey in the early hours and were removed after they were discovered by the temple authorities.
Displaying photos of Khalistani activist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, the poster was shared by ‘The Australia Today’ on its twitter handle and read: “Canada investigates India’s role on June 18th assassination.”
The CCTV footage of the incident, which was shared on social media, showed two masked men pasting posters and taking pictures before leaving the temple premises.
Despite New Delhi registering strong protests, an anti-India campaign continues in Canada with pro-Khalistani graffiti and posters targeting Indian diplomats and temples across the country.
An uptick in the Khalistani poster campaign has been noted after Nijjar, chief of the separatist organization Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF), was killed by two unidentified men on the premises of the gurdwara on June 18 evening.
On August 1, a poster saying “wanted” and “kill India” was put up near the entrance to the building housing the consulate in Vancouver.