A third Hindu temple was vandalised with anti-India graffiti in Melbourne’s Albert Park on 23rd January, days after Shri Siva Vishnu Temple in Carrum Downs. The management of Melbourne’s International Society for Krishna Consciousness temple also known as the Hare Krishna Temple found the temple walls vandalised with anti-India graffiti.
The Director of Communication for ISKON temple said that they were shocked by the disregard for respect for the place of worship and added that they have filed a complaint with Victoria Police. Shivesh Pandey, an IT consultant and devotee of ISKCON temple said that Victoria Police has failed to take any action against people who are running a ‘hate-filled agenda’ against the Hindu community.
The attack on ISKON temple comes two days after Victorian Multicultural Commission. The Victorian Multicultural Commission had issued a statement condemning the vandalism of Hindu Temples in Mill Park and Carrum Downes.