This week, Hindu temples in Melbourne were vandalised, sparking concerns across the community.

The event is being investigated by the Victorian Police.

The graffiti found on the temple translates to ‘Death to Hindu places’, and it breaches state legislation against racism connotations in any form.

Image: Hindu art at the Melbourne Art Gallery. Image by John Turnbull on Flickr

Produced By: Eduardo Jordan

Featured In Story: Makarand Bhagwat – President of the Hindu Council of Australia in Victoria

First aired on The Wire, Friday 20 January 2023