Amid growing tensions between India and Pakistan over the Pulwama terror attack that left at least 44 security personnel dead, a group of angry protesters late on Friday targeted a ‘Karachi Bakery’ outlet in Bengaluru’s Indiranagar, objecting to its name.
Thinking that the bakery was owned by a Pakistani company, the protesters demanded that the ‘Karachi’ part on the signboard must be covered.
The incident occurred around 8.30pm on 100-Feet-Road, when a group of around 20 men barged into the bakery and demanded that the establishment must change its name.
They even forced the staff of the bakery to cover the ‘Karachi’ part with the national flag.
The police have taken stock of the situation and security has been provided to the outlet.
The incident comes on a day when the Supreme Court asked the Centre and 10 states to ensure the safety of Kashmiris against violence and social boycott in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack.
The top court directed the Chief Secretaries and police chiefs of states and Union Territories to take prompt action to prevent threats, assaults, intimidation and boycott of Kashmiris, especially students, after the February 14 terror attack.
There has been a sudden rise in the incidents of crimes against Kashmiris after the Pulwama attack.
Over 44 CRPF personnel were killed and several injured in one of the deadliest terror strikes in Jammu-Kashmir when a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) suicide bomber blew up an explosive-laden vehicle near their bus in Pulwama district.