Shameful! Karachi Bakery Outlet Forced To Cover Signboard To Prove It's 'Indian By Heart'

A group of self-styled activists protested against the usage of the word 'Karachi'

A group of self-styled activists in Bengaluru stormed into a Karachi Bakery outlet and forced its staff to cover the ‘Karachi’ part of its signboard. The incident happened on February 22 in Halasuru area when a few men assembled outside the shop to protest against the usage of the word ‘Karachi’, which is Pakistan’s largest city. The men who identified themselves as ‘social workers’ were protesting against Pakistan in the aftermath of the recent Pulwama terror attack in which over 40 CRPF jawans lost their lives.

According to a report by Deccan Herald, the staff tried to reason with the group by telling them that the shop is owned by an ‘Indian Hindu’. They even hosted the national flag to convince them. However, the group remained defiant and justified their actions in the name of patriotism.

The men were later arrested by the police and were booked for rioting and criminal breach of trust. No damage to the property was reported.

Founded by Shri Khanchnad Ramnani in 1953, who had migrated to India after the partition, Karachi Bakery is based out of Hyderabad and has numerous branches in different states of south India. However, it had to justify the same by putting out an official statement on social media.

Meanwhile, Twitteratti condemned the incident with many labelling it vigilantism and vandalism:

In the wake of the recent Pulwama terror attack, an ‘anti-Pakistan’ sentiment is being witnessed across India. Protests criticising Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar are being organised at several places. Moreover, there have been many incidents where Kashmiri citizens were subject to harassment and assault.