PM Modi condemns attacks on temples in Australia, PM Albanese assures 'strict action'
Sydney (Australia), May 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday raised the issue of attacks on temples in Australia and said that Prime Minister Anthony Albanese had assured to take "strict actions against such elements in the future."
Notably, the Indian Prime Minister is on a three-day visit to Australia.
PM Modi said, "PM Anthony Albanese and I have in the past discussed the issue of attack on temples in Australia and activities of separatist elements. We discussed the matter today also. We will not accept any elements that harm the friendly and warm ties between the India-Australia relationship by their action or thoughts. PM Albanese assured me once again today that he will take strict actions against such elements in the future also."
Notably, several cases of Khalistani extremism and brawls between Khalistani activists and pro-India demonstrators have recently surfaced in Australia. Recently, Indian flags were burned, and a Hindu temple was vandalised in Australia.
Previously, during his March visit to India, Albanese stated that Australia will not accept any extreme activities or attacks on religious buildings, adding that such action against Hindu temples has no place.
In response to a media question on the assurances given to his Indian counterpart by the Australian Prime Minister, Albanese stated, "I assured him that Australia is a country that respects people's faith. That we don't tolerate the sort of extreme actions and attacks that we have seen on religious buildings, be they Hindu temples, mosques, synagogues, or churches. This has no place in Australia."
"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."
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