This article reports the vandalism of Vijay’s Sherawali Temple in Hayward, California. The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) stated it’s the second such incident in the East Bay within two weeks.


  • The temple was vandalized with graffiti supporting a Sikh separatist movement advocating for an independent state called Khalistan in northern India.
  • The exact date of the incident is unknown, but it follows a similar incident at the Shri Swaminarayan Temple in Newark on December 22nd, 2023.
  • Founded in 2002, Vijay’s Sherawali temple serves the broader Hindu community and houses various deities.

The media report of the vandalism:

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