Threat calls are made to a Hindu temple in Australia, and it is instructed to display pro-Khalistani slogans
According to a media source on Friday, a renowned Hindu temple in Australia has received threatening calls asking it to chant pro-Khalistani slogans if it wished to observe Maha Shivratri quietly, which occurs on February 18.
The Gayatri Mandir in Brisbane received the threatening call after three Hindu temples in Victoria, Australia, were purportedly destroyed with anti-Indian graffiti by "Khalistani followers."
Gayatri Mandir's president Jai Ram and vice president Dharmesh Prasad each received calls on Friday from a man who introduced himself as "Guruawadesh Singh" and asked for assistance from the Hindu community for the "Khalistan Referendum," according to The Australia Today. the caller claimed to be coming from Nankana Sahib in The anti-Indian advocate requested temple leaders to solicit support for the "Khalistan Referendum" from the Hindu community.
"I have something to say about Khalistan... Ask the priest to support Khalistan and shout "Khalistan Zindabad" five times during your celebration if you intend to observe Maha Shivratri. Singh's threat to the temple president was quoted in the newspaper as saying, "Now show me how you will raise this slogan."
About the threat call, Prasad reportedly stated that violence against houses of worship is the largest crime and that "we as Hindus should be able to follow our religion without fear.
Then, Neelima, the Temple PR representative, said that she had received numerous calls from an American number. The Gayatri Mandir was threatened after three Hindu temples in Victoria, Australia, were recently attacked and defaced with anti-Indian graffiti, purportedly by "Khalistani followers."
An earlier warning to cancel a bhajan and puja event or suffer consequences was made to the Craigieburn Kali Mata Temple in Melbourne's northern region. The destruction of three temples by Khalistani fanatics is still having a negative impact on the Indian community in Australia.
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) temple, popularly known as the Hare Krishna Temple, is located in Melbourne's Albert Park and was defaced with the graffiti Hindustan Murdabad on January 23.
Similar vandalism occurred on January 16 at the revered Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple in Carrum Downs, Victoria. Graffiti against India was written on the Melbourne Swaminarayan temple on January 12 by "anti-social elements."