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India condemns 'hate crime' at Canada's Bhagavad Gita Park

IANS | October 03, 2022 09:42 AM

NEW DELHI: Condemning strongly the "hate crime" at a park named after the Bhagavad Gita in Canada, India urged authorities to take prompt action.

"We condemn the hate crime at the Shri Bhagvad Gita Park in Brampton. We urge Canadian authorities and Peel Police to investigate and take prompt action on the perpetrators, " High Commission of India in Ottawa said in a tweet.

Peel Police

The Peel region police has claimed that shri Bhagwat Geeta Park was not vandalised. It is false propaganda. The police said there was no evidence of vandalism to the permanent sign or any park structure.

A sign with the park's name was allegedly vandalised and officials have ordered a probe, said city Mayor Patrick Brown, who confirmed the incident on Twitter. Condemning the incident, Brown said, "We have zero tolerance for this."

He also said that the matter has now been flagged to Peel Regional Police for further investigation, adding that the Parks department is working to resolve and correct the sign as soon as possible.

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