Immigration Multiculturalism and Citizenship Critic Jinny Sims (Newton North-Delta) and the entire New Democratic caucus strongly condemned acts of vandalism that took place at the Laxmi Narayan Temple on Surrey’s 140th St.
According to police and news reports, the Hindu temple located in Surrey was vandalized by two men wielding baseball bats; windows of the temple were smashed, before the two unidentified men fled the scene.
Shortly after the incident took place, Sims immediately contacted members of the Temple to show her support and condemn the vandalism.
“My colleague Jasbir (Surrey North) and I unequivocally condemn such heinous acts of violence on a place of worship,” Said Sims. “Surrey is a shining example of Canada’s diversity, where faith based organizations and temples are institutions of peace that celebrate Canadian multiculturalism. Attacks on such institutions should not be taken lightly.” ”
Members of Surrey’s community have shown an outpour of solidarity since the temple was vandalized.
“The united condemnation from people of all faiths is an example of both the Canadian spirit and the resiliency of Surrey residents” added Sims. “I have full confidence that the Police and authorities will take the appropriate steps to ensure perpetrators are held accountable”.