9 Men Arrested for Rioting in Karachi Bakery Incident in Bengaluru
An outlet of Karachi Bakery in Bengaluru was on Friday, 22 February, forced to cover up the word ‘Karachi’ on its name board after a mob protested.
An outlet of Karachi Bakery in Bengaluru was on Friday, 22 February, forced to cover up the word ‘Karachi’ on its name board after a mob protested. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/ Prajwalmanipal)

9 Men Arrested for Rioting in Karachi Bakery Incident in Bengaluru

Nine men, including seven self-proclaimed ‘social workers’, were arrested for threatening and forcefully entering Karachi Bakery in Bengaluru, reports Deccan Herald. These men have been booked for rioting and criminal breach of trust. These men are reportedly all residents of Halasaru in the city.

An outlet of Karachi Bakery in Bengaluru was on Friday, 22 February, forced to cover the word ‘Karachi’ on its name board after a mob protested to the reference to Pakistan, reported The News Minute.

People gathered at the Indira Nagar outlet at 8 pm and demanded the signboard be pulled down.

The bakery soon covered the word ‘Karachi’, and put up an Indian flag at the venue. No violence or property damage was reported.

The attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) killing 40 CRPF personnel on 14 February has unleashed a fresh wave of anti-Pakistan protests across India.

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The manager, speaking to The News Minute, said "The mob stayed for about half an hour. They demanded us to change the name. The men claimed to know people in the army. They thought we are from Pakistan. But we have been using this name for the last 53 years. The owners are Hindus; only the name is Karachi bakery. To satisfy them, we put up the Indian flag."

Other outlets of Karachi Bakery in Bengaluru have been receiving threatening calls since 17 February from groups demanding that the bakery change its name or shut down the business, employees say, reported Scroll.

Karachi Bakery was founded by Sri Khanchand Ramnani in 1953. It is one of the popular bakeries in Hyderabad.

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Meanwhile, many have taken to social media to express their disagreement with the protesters.

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