New Delhi, Jan 14: Indian government has decided to take a tough stand against the burning down of an under construction gurudwara in Melbourne.
The gurudwara, located at about 300-odd meters from the Nanaksar Taath Gurdwara, was set on fire by some unidentified miscreants on Tuesday, Jan 12.
The incident, which came to light amid the slew of brutal as well as fatal attacks against Indians down under, has sparked off an outrage in India, especially in the state of Punjab.
The local Sikh community in Melbourne has alleged that the attack on gurudwara was also a racially motivated one.
Ministry of External Affairs has promised to take up the matter with Australia.
“Our consulate in Melbourne is in the process of ascertaining details from the Gurdwara Management Committee and also following up on the incident with Australian authorities," external affairs ministry spokesperson Vishnu Prakash revealed.
However, no loss of life or damage to property was reported due to the incident.