Highlights

  • Hindu temple defaced in California, US
  • Pro-Khalistan graffiti sprayed on temple board
  • A Swaminarayan temple was vandalised on Decemer 23 in Newark

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Temple vandalised in California with pro-Khalistan slogans

A Hindu temple in United States' California has been defaced with pro-Khalistan graffiti.

Temple vandalised in California with pro-Khalistan slogans

A Hindu temple in United States' California has been defaced with pro-Khalistan graffiti. The incident at the Sherawali temple in Hayward comes just weeks after the Swaminarayan temple in California's Newark was defaced with anti-India graffiti.

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) posted a photo of the defaced Sherawali temple board on X.

"Another Bay Area Hindu temple attacked with pro-Khalistan graffiti. The Vijay's Sherawali Temple in Hayward, CA sustained a copycat defacement just two weeks after the Swaminarayan Mandir attack and one week after a theft at the Shiv Durga temple in the same area. HAF is in touch with temple leaders and in contact with the police," HAF said in the post.

Also watch: Jaishankar on US temple vandalism: separatist forces must not get space outside India

The Swaminarayan Temple in Newark was defaced on December 23.

US officials had condemned the vandalism and welcomed efforts by the police to ensure those responsible are held accountable.

"We condemn the vandalism of Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Hindu Temple in California. We welcome efforts by the Newark Police Department to ensure that those responsible are held accountable," the US State Department's Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs said in a post on social media platform X.


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