“Banning their display is a long-awaited and much-needed law in our state. Perpetrators will ultimately be held accountable.”
“For too long, the Hindu community did not feel comfortable displaying the peace symbol because it resembled the symbol of evil. This is no longer the case,” he said. Vice President of the Hindu Council of Australia, Surinder Jain said.
The swastika is a highly religious and spiritual figure for Hindus and Buddhists around the world. sauce: Getty / SOPA Image/LightRocket via Getty Images
Burke said the law is also a “game changer to combating online hate,” calling on tech companies to step up their efforts to remove images and symbols associated with Nazism.
In 2020, ASIO said far-right violent extremism, with its emphasis on neo-Nazi ideology, accounted for about 40% of the counter-terrorism caseload.
New South Wales becomes second state to ban display of Nazi symbols
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