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Temple desecration in US: Countries should not give room to terrorists, says Jaishankar

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NEW DELHI: Amid the outrage over the defacement of the Swami Narayan temple in Newark, US, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday said he is aware of the incident, adding that such 'extremists' should not be given space.

He underlined that the Indian Consulate in San Francisco has already taken up the matter with the US authorities and an investigation is underway.

"I have seen it. Extremists, separatists and such forces should not be given space. Our consulate there complained to the government and the police and an inquiry is underway," the EAM told reporters.

Suspected pro-Khalistan activists allegedly defaced the Swaminarayan temple in Newark, California, according to the police. The incident came to light on Friday (local time).

The exterior wall of the Hindu temple was defaced with anti-India graffiti. The Newark Police Service has started an investigation into the vandalism.

According to the temple administration, the incident took place on Thursday night.

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