In US, a Hindu temple vandalised in hate crime
Kentucky : In a fresh case of hate crime, a Hindu temple has reportedly been vandalised in the US state of Kentucky by miscreants.
According to a media report, black paint was sprayed on the deity with repugnant messages on the walls of the temple.
The incident happened between Sunday night and Tuesday morning at the Swaminarayan temple in Louisville temple, said the authorities.
The cops have registered a complaint and have started their investigation; but so far there are no suspects and also no video footage has been recorded of the incident that is being investigated as a hate crime.
The incident has sent shock waves through the Indian-American community in Louisville Kentucky.
Condemning the incident of vandalism, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer called upon the city residents to stand up against this hatred.
"Anytime we see hatred or bigotry we will stand against it. The cowards who did this have only given our community more fuel and determination to embrace compassion, understanding, and each other," Fischer said as he visited the vandalised temple Wednesday.
"Sometime between the end of services at the Swaminarayan Temple on Bardstown Road on Sunday and the time a repairman arrived on Tuesday morning, vandals broke into a window and vandalised spots throughout the building," he said.