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India strongly condemns vandalism at Bhagavad Gita Park in Brampton, Canada; Demands action along with investigation

The Indian High Commission in Ottawa said in a tweet that we condemn the hate crime at Sri Bhagavad Gita Park in Brampton and urge action.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: In Canada, in recent times, many incidents related to Hate Crime against Indians have come to the fore. In the latest incident, an incident of vandalism has come to light in a park in Brampton city of Canada. This park is known as ‘Bhagvad Gita Park’. India has strongly condemned this incident and called it a hate crime. The Indian High Commission in Canada has appealed to the police to investigate the matter and catch the culprits soon.

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At the same time, it has been said from the police on this matter that the permanent signboard in Shri Bhagvad Gita Park is not ready yet. No sign of any kind of sabotage has been found in the park.

The Indian High Commission in Ottawa said in a tweet, “We condemn the hate crime at Sri Bhagavad Gita Park in Brampton. We urge the Canadian authorities and police to investigate and take immediate action against the perpetrators.” It was called Troyers Park. It was renamed as Shri Bhagavad Gita Park and was unveiled on 28 September.

Earlier, Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown confirmed the incident of vandalism in the park. Condemning the incident, Brown said that we have zero tolerance for it. We have learned that the emblem of the recently unveiled Shri Bhagavad Gita Park was vandalized. We have asked Peel Regional Police for further investigation. Our Parks Department is working to fix the sign board as soon as possible.

The Indian Foreign Ministry said that it has taken up incidents of hate crimes, communal violence and anti-India activities with Canada and has demanded action with investigation. A statement from the ministry said that these crimes have not yet been brought to justice in Canada. Let us tell you that about 1.6 million people of Indian origin live in Canada. There have been at least two incidents of attacks on Hindu temples in the country this year.

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