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Canada: Climbing Hinduphobia situation lifted in parliament | World News


Toronto: The situation of growing Hinduphobia in Canada was lifted in the country’s Property of Commons.

The make a difference was taken up subsequent the desecration of Gauri Shankar Mandir in the city of Brampton in the Higher Toronto Region (GTA) on Monday.

Addressing the subject matter on Wednesday in parliament, Chandra Arya, MP from the ruling Liberal Get together, named on the Canadian governing administration to “take critical notice of this alarming pattern and answer appropriately”.

Describing the vandalism of the Brampton temple as a “hate crime”, Arya, in his speech in the Property, stated “this is just one particular of several assaults in current instances in opposition to Hindu temples in Canada by anti-Hindu and anti-India groups”.

“Like Islamophobia and anti-Semitism ensuing in detest crimes in opposition to our mosques and synagogues resulting in suffering to our Muslim and Jewish brothers and sisters, Hindu Canadians are encountering the exact same suffering owing to growing Hinduphobia,” he stated.

On Tuesday, Canada’s international minister Melanie Joly condemned the desecration, tweeting, “Everyone need to be in a position to follow their religion in peace, totally free from violence and intimidation.”

“I stand with Hindu communities in denouncing the vandalism at Gauri Shankar Mandir in Brampton,” she stated, incorporating, “We have a collective obligation to denounce hateful acts”, which have no area in Canada.

This was the 3rd this sort of incident considering that July 2022, when a statue of Mahatma Gandhi, positioned at the Vishnu Mandir in Richmond Hill, was likewise defaced. The twenty-foot tall bronze statue was positioned in the temple’s Peace Park. Months later on, in September, an episode of this sort of vandalisation transpired at the entrance entrance to the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Toronto. Both equally individuals crimes also stay unresolved amid increasing issue in the group above growing Hinduphobia.

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Very similar circumstances have also been documented from the United States and Australia.

Many group organisations in Canada are campaigning to get Hinduphobia formally recognised in Canada.