India has taken serious note of the fire that broke out at a gurdwara in Melbourne on Tuesday and which was believed to be an act of arson, said reports.
According to an external affairs ministry spokesperson, the government is in the know of the reports about the incidence of fire in which a building under construction on the premises of the Nanaksar Taath Gurdwara was damaged, said reports.
The Indian Consulate in Melbourne is in the process of ascertaining details from the Gurudwara Management Committee and also following up on the incident with Australian authorities, IBNS quoted the ministry as saying.
“Our consulate in Melbourne is following up on the incident with the Australian authorities,” the spokesperson was quoted as saying.
The gurdwara in located in a south-east suburb of Melbourne.
Reports said that police is looking into the incident and was yet to establish if race or religion had inspired the arsonists.
The Country Fire Authority said that the fire would have been more serious if the building’s construction had been completed, said reports.
“Some unidentified miscreants had set fire at the construction site located at about 300-odd metres from the Nanaksar Taath Gurdwara,” ministry’s spokesman was quoted as saying.
(Based on internet reports)