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Hindu temple vandalised in Birmingham raise concerns among community leaders

Hindu temple vandalised in Birmingham raise concerns among community leaders

New Delhi, July 9: There has been reports that idols have been vandalised in a Hindu temple in Birmingham. The incidents have prompted concern among the community leaders and they have further moved to increase the security measures.The incidents were reported in the Shree Ram Mandir in Walsall. The Hindu Forum of Britain (HFB) said the acts have caused anxiety and sought immediate action from authorities.

The act of vandalising the idols were recorded on CCTV. The idols were smashed with either a cricket bat or a hockey stick, a temple staff eportedly said.

HFB president, Trupti Patel, said the group itself was formed after a meeting of leaders following such an attack at the Shree Vallabh Nidhi Temple in Wembley.

The forum held security conferences with the police to raise awareness of the threats facing the temples and the solutions of making them secure.

News24 Bureau

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