Temple Vandalised in Australia

published on May 3, 2010

Hindu Temple Claims Vandalism is Actually an “Attack On Religion”

Source: www.macarthuradvertiser.com.au
NSW, AUSTRALIA, April 28, 2010: It started off as a few graffiti tags on the side of Mukti Gupteshwar Mandir Shiva Hindu Temple in Eagleview Road, Minto. But last week things got worse. Offenders destroyed a 200-meter fence and forced their way into the temple before smashing light fixtures on Monday, April 19. They damaged property worth more than $5000.

Minto Hindu Society president Prem Misra said local religious followers were being victimized. “We have spent more than $3000 on community activities and to cop this sort of treatment is nonsense,” he said. “I can’t understand why they would deliberately do this. Why does it keep happening to us? One can only conclude this is an attack on our religion.”

The temple was built in 1991 after Campbelltown Council controversially approved the development in a scenic protection area. The proposal included a temple structure built partially below ground level to give the illusion that the building was underground.

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