13th September 2021 – As universities in Canada were busy supporting anti-Hindu conference during the past weekend, a family of Hindu faith was attacked by unknown youth in Mississauga.
On September 11, 2021, at approximately 5:30 p.m., a 44-year-old man and his family were conducting a faith ceremony in the area of Barbertown Road and Mississauga Road in the City of Mississauga. Two males approached the family, shouted derogatory and hateful remarks assaulted the victim several times, including throwing rocks at him. The victim was able to break away and he and his family retreated to their vehicle. As the victim drove away, stones were thrown at his car, causing damage.
Peel Regional Police has noted this as a hate-crime.
The male victim was rushed to hospital and is now safe. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries. His family did not get suffer any injuries.
The 2 suspects are in their teens and are at large at the moment. One suspect is Caucasian and the other is Asian.
“The abundance of rich culture and diversity that we have here in Peel Region is one of our many strengths. Being able to practice and celebrate one’s faith in peace and safety is a fundamental right here in Canada. Hateful, deliberate acts such as this will not be tolerated and I can assure you that the appropriate resources are being allocated to identify those responsible.” – Nishan Duraiappah, Chief of Peel Regional Police.
Anyone with information about the suspects can reach out to Peel Police at (905)453-2121 ext. 1133. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca