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Attacks on Hindu temples have 'no place in Australia': PM Albanese in New Delhi

Written by  Shgun S -- March 11th 2023 04:43 PM
Attacks on Hindu temples have 'no place in Australia': PM Albanese in New Delhi

Attacks on Hindu temples have 'no place in Australia': PM Albanese in New Delhi

New Delhi, March 11: Australia will not tolerate any extreme actions or attacks on religious buildings, and such action against Hindu temples has no place, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said on Saturday during a press conference in New Delhi, according to an official statement.

In response to a media question about the assurances given by the Australian Prime Minister to his Indian counterpart, Albanese stated, "I gave him the assurance that Australia is a country that respects people's faith. That we don't tolerate the sort of extreme actions and attacks that we've seen on religious buildings, be they Hindu temples, mosques, synagogues, or churches. This has no place in Australia."

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" And we will take every action through our police and also our security agencies to make sure that anyone responsible for this faces the full force of the law. We're a tolerant multicultural nation, and there is no place in Australia for this activity," he added.

Earlier, in India-Australia: Exchange of Agreements and Press Statements on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that the Australian PM has assured him that the safety and well-being of the Indian community in Australia is a priority.

"Since the last few weeks, news of attacks on temples in Australia are coming regularly. It is natural that such news worries people in India. I have raised these concerns with Prime Minister Albanese who has assured me that the safety of the Indian community is a special priority for him," the Indian PM said.

Earlier, in the first week of March, pro-Khalistan supporters vandalised the Shree Laxmi Narayan Temple in Brisbane, Australia. Before that, in January, Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple in Australia's Carrum Downs was vandalised with anti-Hindu graffiti.

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