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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons on 13th November 2018.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

Within the last week, two separate Hindu temples, the Shree Swaminarayan temple in Willesden and the Shree Kutch Satsang Swaminarayan temple in Kenton, have been broken into and religious icons have been stolen. Can the Minister confirm that these will be treated as hate crimes and not just ignored by the police, given that they targeted people of one faith?