Premi Posted March 11 Report Share Posted March 11 https://amp.abc.net.au/article/102083152 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls on Anthony Albanese to combat attacks on temples in Australia By South Asia correspondent Avani Dias, foreign affairs reporter Stephen Dziedzic, and Som Patidar in New Delhi Posted 17h ago17 hours ago, updated 2h ago2 hours ago Indian PM Narendra Modi says attacks on Hindu temples in Australia are concerning for all Indians.(ABC News: Som Patidar) India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged Australia to protect Hindu temples after several were vandalised – apparently by supporters of a Sikh separatist group seeking to form an independent state. Key points: Anthony Albanese met with Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday as part of his India visit Mr Modi's comments on Sikh separatist attacks on Hindu temples in Australia were the only public sign of tension between the countries Three temples in Melbourne were targeted in the lead-up to a vote by Sikh Victorians in a non-binding pro-Khalistan referendum, leading to protests by pro-India groups The comments were the only public sign of tension between the countries during Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's tour of India, which has been heavily amplifying the deepening relationship between the nations. "It is matter of regret that there have been regular reports of attacks on temples in recent weeks in Australia," Mr Modi said at a joint press conference while standing next to Mr Albanese. "Naturally these reports of temple attacks concern us all Indians. It is depressing for our hearts," he said. "I shared our sentiments and concerns over the issue to Prime Minister Albanese and he assured me that the safety of the Indian community is a special priority for him." 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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