Australia deports Hindutva man after his jail term, was convicted for assault on Sikhs in Australia

The Australian minister has deported an Indian student named Vishal Jood, accused of attacking Sikhs, back to India with a strongly worded statement. Vishal Jood, 25, was sentenced for assault on Sikhs. He has been deported to India after serving his sentence in a prison in Australia. Jude was sent to jail several times on charges of attacking Sikhs. The Minister of Immigration and Citizenship of Australia has given this information by tweeting.

In a statement, Australia’s Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs Alex Hawke MP, confirmed that the Australian Government immediately assisted an Indian national to depart Australia on the first available flight to India.

The Minister stated, “The man was an unlawful non-citizen at the time of his arrest. The Morrison Government takes very seriously its responsibility to protect Australians from non-citizens who engage in criminal conduct. We will always act decisively to protect our community.”

With Jood being deported to India, Australian Minister Alex Hawke has issued a strongly worded statement. Hawke has written that any attempt to disturb the atmosphere of social harmony in Australia will not be tolerated. He said that he expresses his gratitude to the leaders of the community who stood against communalism and enmity.

Vishal Jood was arrested by NSW police in April after an investigation revealed his alleged connection to a series of targeted attacks on members of the Sikh community. A number of charges were levelled against him but in a plea bargain, NSW’s Department of Public Prosecutors dropped eight charges that included racial hate crime, while Jood pleaded guilty to three charges for which he was sentenced to six months in jail.

Minister Hawke further stated, “Attempts to undermine Australia’s social cohesion will not be tolerated.  I am pleased that this unfortunate event has seen our resilient local Hindu and Sikh communities unite. In particular I want to thank community leaders who have worked hard to support their communities in the face of these unfortunate events. Their efforts to build cross-community unity and resilience against the attempts by a small minority to incite discord and disharmony have demonstrated the importance and benefit of our nation’s strong social cohesion.”

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