No evidence of vandalism, the mayor and local police say in response to a vandalism probe from the Indian High Commission in Canada

The Bhagvad Gita Park in Toronto was vandalised, and the Indian High Commission in Canada called it a “hate crime” and urged an investigation.

The news comes after a recently installed Shri Bhagavad Gita Park sign was vandalised in Canada’s Brampton on Saturday. Following the event, the Indian High Commission in Canada denounced the “hate crime” and urged Canadian authorities to look into it and act right away.

Patrick Brown, the mayor of Brampton, initially tweeted, “We are aware that the recently unveiled Shri Bhagavad Gita Park sign has been vandalized. We have zero tolerance for this. We have flagged this to Peel Regional Police for further investigation. Our Parks department is working to resolve and correct the sign as soon as possible.”

There was, however, no proof of vandalism, according to a tweet from the city’s mayor and the local police on Monday. They claimed that the final signpost had a placeholder sign installed, which some people appeared to interpret as vandalism.

Troyers Park in Brampton was renamed Shri Bhagavad Gita Park on October 1. Patrick Brown, council officials, and local residents unveil the ceremony. According to the City of Brampton, who described the city as being a mosaic, the name honours the Hindu population and all that it has done for the city.

Earlier incidentally, on September 23, India had issued a warning for Indian citizens and students in Canada to exercise caution in light of the rise in crimes and anti-Indian activities in the nation. The Indian Commission in Canada have brought up these incidences with the local law enforcement, according to a statement from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). They have urged them to look into these offences.