Bengaluru, Karnataka: In lieu of the rising anti-Pakistan discourse developing in the country post the Pulwama terror attack, a protesting mob here forced a Karachi Bakery outlet to cover the word ‘Karachi’ from its main hoarding.
The incident happened between 8-8:30 pm on Friday evening on 100 Feet Road in Indiranagar. Reportedly, a group of 20-25 men gathered outside the bakery and demanded the name be changed. They alleged that they knew ‘people in the army’.
Speaking to The News Minute, the manager of Karachi Bakery, Bengaluru 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.”
Despite such ruckus, the bakery remained open till 11 pm, as its mandated time.
This attack on a famous eatery in Indiranagar comes in the backdrop of rising attacks on Kashmiris nationwide.
According to The News Minute report, Karachi Bakery was founded by Khanchand Ramnani, who migrated to India during the partition in 1947. The bakery’s first outlet was opened in Hyderabad and has grown into a nationwide franchise. The bakery is popular for its fruit biscuits.