In the series of alleged hate crimes against global Hindus a recently unveiled Shri Bhagavad Gita Park sign was allegedly vandalised in Canada’s Brampton.
Brampton’s Mayor Patrick Brown initially confirmed the news and condemned the incident.
In a tweet, he said that there’s “zero tolerance” for such behaviour.
The Mayor wrote:
“We are aware that the recently unveiled Shri Bhagavad Gita Park sign has been vandalized. We have zero tolerance for this. We have flagged to Peel Regional Police for further investigation. Our Parks department is working to resolve and correct the sign as soon as possible.”
Indian-origin member of Parliament Chandra Arya also condemned this alleged incident and released a statement.
However, after an investigation, the Mayor of Brampton deleted his earlier tweet and posted the following message that said “blank sign was installed by the builder until the permanent Shri Bhagavad Gita Park sign can be replaced.”
Peel Regional Police in a tweet clarified that “there was no evidence of vandalism to the permanent sign or any park structure.” They tweeted:
Earlier, the High Commission of India in Ottawa, Canada, condemned this ‘hate crime’ and urged the Canadian authorities “to investigate and take prompt action on the perpetrators.”
Shri Bhagavad Park is spread over 3.75 acres and will have sculptures of Lord Krishna and Arjun on a chariot along with other Hindu deities.