Brampton [Canada]February 26 (ANI): The Ontario Gurudwara Council (OGC) has condemned alleged acts of vandalism at Hindu places of worship in Ontario, Canada, in recent months.
“The OGC and the Sikh community are concerned that these acts of vandalism may have been directed by Indian intelligence agencies to sow discord in Canada, vilify the Sikh community, and espouse Hindu fear,” they said in a statement. allegations of disease.”
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The OGC statement further noted that in recent months, Ottawa MP Chandra Arya, without any evidence, posted a fake vandalism tweet in Brampton blaming the Sikh community. The tweet was later debunked by Peel Regional Police because no such incident had occurred. Likewise, two people of Indian descent were arrested while vandalizing their place of worship in Australia.
“We believe that the parallels between these incidents suggest that a pattern may be emerging to denigrate the Sikh community in Canada. The OGC and the Sikh community at large are concerned that these acts of vandalism may be at the direction of Indian intelligence agencies conducted to sow discord and defame the Sikh community in Canada while supporting allegations of Hinduophobia,” the OGC statement read further.
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The statement added that, in line with far-right Hindu leaders in India, supporters of the People’s Party of Canada have been wrongly equating criticism of Indian government policies or other political movements with “anti-Hinduism” and undermining such political dissent as ” Hatred of Hinduism”. Therefore, all political expressions that undermine the “fascist vision” of Hindu Rashtra are considered illegal and unacceptable, it said, adding that Indian state actors and various MPs and MPs with Indian background The clear patterns of cooperation that are emerging across the board are astounding on this issue.
“Given the immediate threat posed to Canadian institutions by foreign interference, any level of involvement by Indian intelligence or diplomatic operatives behind these sabotages, targeted messages disseminated in the media or activities of Canadian lawmakers must be thoroughly investigated and prosecuted, ’ it added.
The OGC statement further stated that the Ontario Council of Gurdwaras and the Sikh community condemn any vandalism in Hindu places of worship and urges all places of worship in Ontario to remain vigilant against acts of hatred and vandalism of any kind. Law enforcement agencies must thoroughly investigate these incidents and swiftly bring perpetrators to justice, it said, adding, “We also call on all communities to come together and reject false narratives of discord between Sikh and Hindu communities in Canada. Solidarity among grassroots communities is necessary to successfully counter voices that seek to sow discord in Canada to serve their own foreign policy goals.”
They’re also offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of criminals responsible for the recent “act of vandalism,” and have further demanded that images and videos of all affected places of worship be made public so criminals can be brought to justice. (Arnie)
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