Indians carrying tricolour attacked by pro-Khalistan forces in Australia, 5 injured

Jan 30, 2023

A video has been shared by BJP leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa that shows pro-Khalistan forces attacking Indians carrying the national flag in Australia. 

The video shows a group of men waving the Khalistani flag and attacking Indians carrying the Tricolour, leaving five injured. The pro-Khalistani forces are also seen carrying rods and attacking the men carrying the Indian flag. 

Taking note of the incident, BJP leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that the activities of the anti-social elements must be dealt with strongly. 

“I strongly condemn anti-India activities by pro-Khalistani in Australia. Anti-social elements that are trying to disrupt the peace and harmony of the country with these activities, must be dealt with strongly and culprits must be brought to books,” Manjinder Singh Sirsa tweeted. 

Condemning the attack, the Victoria Police informed that as of now 2 people have been arrested following the violent attack. The two arrested men are in their 30s and have been issued a penalty notice for "riotous behaviour". They said the five injured people have been admitted to the hospital. 

This comes just weeks after Hindu temples were vandalised in Australia. Three temples were defaced with pro-Khalistan and anti-India slogans in the past few weeks in Melbourne. 

The Indian High Commission in Canberra had called these attacks blatant attempts to promote animosity and discord among the Indian community. 

The Indian Mission had also noted that such incidents signal that pro-Khalistan elements are stepping up their activities in Australia, actively aided and “abetted by members of proscribed terrorist organisations” such as the Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) and other “inimical agencies” from outside Australia.