Bengaluru, December 12: On Friday evening, Bengaluru saw a huge congregation of Muslims take out a massive protest rally, which obstructed traffic and raised a lot of questions about what the protest was about. The rally, that saw the presence of close to 20,000 Muslims and brought Bengaluru traffic to a standstill, was against right wing Hindutva leader Kamlesh Tiwari. The Muslims were protesting against the derogatory remarks made by the Tiwari against Prophet Mohammad.Also Read - Uber Driver Pushes Woman Passenger Out of Taxi After Raping Her in Bengaluru, Arrested

The Hindu Mahasabha activist had made the derogatory remarks against the Prophet in Uttar Pradesh, in response to which, thousands of Muslims under the banner of ‘Ittehad-e-Millat’ led by Maulana Khalid, closed their business and demonstrated against him. The protesting Muslims demanded that Tiwari be awarded a death penalty for his remarks. The activist’s remarks had sparked similar strong reactions from the minority community in several parts of the state. However, no untoward incident has been reported till date. Also Read: RSS advice Muslim women to stop eating beef and protest against the format of ‘talaq’ Also Read - Two Dead, 4 Injured in Fire At Private Apartment In Bengaluru’s Begur, 3 Fire Tenders Rush To Spot

Before this, similar protests had occurred in communally sensitive Muzaffarnagar, when nearly one lakh Muslims had gathered together to protest, right after Tiwari had made the remarks. A leader of  ‘Ittehad-e-Millat’, Haji Ehsaan, had earlier told Times of India, “Kamlesh Tiwari has offended Muslims across India and he needs to be punished. We cannot hear any such words against our Prophet. The sentiments of Muslims should be respected. We demand that action be taken against Tiwari at the earliest. This kind of venom cannot be allowed to spread in society.” Also Read - Father-Son Duo Build 14-Feet Tall Statue of PM Modi Using Iron Scrap, to Be Erected in Bengaluru Tomorrow