Hindu temple vandalized in US on Shivratri eve

This attack comes days after the assault of a middle-aged Indian by a policeman in Alabama

GN Bureau | February 17, 2015


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A week after assault on an Indian by a police officer in Alabama, a Hindu temple has been vandalized on the eve of Mahashivratri in the US.

Miscreants sprayed swastika and painted 'Get Out' on one of the walls of the temple in the Seattle Metropolitan area. It is one of the largest Hindu temples in the entire North West, constructed nearly 20 years back.

The incident comes a little more than a week after the assault of Sureshbhai Patel, a 57-year-old man in Madison, Alabama on Feb. 6 resulting in partial paralysis. The latest incident took place at the Bothell Hindu Temple, as someone spray painted “GET OUT” and a Swastika on a wall in red paint. Swastika is a holy symbol of the Hindus and was used by Hitler’s Nazi party.

A probe has been launched into the matter by the Snohomish County Sheriff's Department. "A temple member showed the deputy where a swastika and the words “GET OUT” had been painted on the outside temple wall," said Snohomish County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Shari L. Ireton. "There are no identified suspects in this crime at this time, although the incident is under investigation."

Rajan Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism spoke to local media and pointed out that per a Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life survey, as compared to any other religious group in US; Hindus topped in education, had second highest income levels, topped in marriage rates and had lowest divorce rates. Another Pew Forum survey says, the US was the world’s second-leading destination for Hindu migrants, after India. There were about three million Hindus in the US.

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