Hindus in UK condemns; Temple attack by Christian extremists in Trinidad

via Press Release published on August 10, 2007

London: Hindu Council of UK condemned the attack on a sacred Hindu Temple in Trinidad by Christian fundamentalists.


The Sewdass Sadhu Hindu Temple, also known as the Temple-By-The-Sea, in Waterloo, Central Trinidad, has been the subject of a religiously motivated attack. A group of vandals had damaged the deities (icons) of Lord Krishna, Lord Ganesh, Lord Hanuman and Goddess Durga.

The fanatics are reported to have shouted, “We have the blood of Jesus. You are idols.”

Suraj Seghal, HCUK Director for Defence and Security said: “This was an attack on the sentiments of over a billion Hindus all over the world, as well as being an attack on the Human Right of religious freedom and practice.”

Hindu Council UK condemns this cowardly assault on the temple and demands that the government of Trinidad and Tobago makes good the damage done to the sacred deities, and ensures that those vandals are brought to justice. It further demands that the government should arrange for the proper security of all Hindu temples in the country which are now possible subjects of attack in the future.

The Hindu Caribbean community is the UK is worried that the predator religions may harm their families back home and they would not know who to turn to for help.

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