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Gurdwara attack being probed as hate crime

Law enforcement authorities in California are probing the incident of vandalism of a Gurdwara as a possible hate crime, community activists and officials have said. The Riverside County sheriff’s deputy Albert Martinez said investigators are treating it as a hate crime unless their inquiry reveals otherwise.

‘Law enforcement agencies are making headway. FBI has been alerted and is closely watching the investigation,’ Birpal Kaur, community relations manager of the Sikh American Legal Defence and Education Fund said.

Some unidentified individuals painted the word ‘terrorist’ on the wall surrounding the temple on Wednesday. ‘We do not know yet who was behind this, but this is an act of hate crime. Yesterday city officials have came to the Gurdwara to clean up the graffiti,’ Kaur said.
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