Hindus are highly concerned after reports of vandalism of a Hindu shrine in Blanchisseuse village (Trinidad and Tobago), defacement with human filth and destruction of statues of deities and other property.
There were reports of defacement of another Shiva Lingum also in the country.
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was shocking for the hard-working, harmonious and peaceful Hindu community of Trinidad and Tobago and worldwide; who had made lot of contributions to Trinidad and Tobago and the world; to receive such signals of hatred and anger.
Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged administration for swift action; and Trinidad and Tobago President Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona and Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to contact the area Hindu community to reassure them.
Blanchisseuse was said to be settled by the French in 1783.