In response to the attack on Vijay’s Sherawali Temple in Hayward, California last night, HAF has issued the following statement:

“With at least two incidents recorded in the last couple of weeks, attacks on Hindu temples by Khalistani separatists are seemingly on the rise. 

HAF has been actively following up on these hate crimes and has asked the Department of Justice and law enforcement to pursue these incidents seriously and identify the culprits. 

We want to reassure our community that HAF will do what it takes to escalate acknowledgement of this growing threat and to get assurance from the local, state, and federal authorities that they will prioritize the safety of our places of worship.

The ongoing threat from anti-Hindu actors is not to be taken lightly and we are once again asking Hindu temple leaders to be vigilant and ramp up security measures at places of worship.” 

Our guide to temple safety and security can be downloaded here