Karachi Bakery in Bengaluru forced to cover name board after mob demands change of name

The Garden City Bengaluru today witness the fuel of strong anti-Pakistani sentiments spreading across the country following Pulwama terror attack. A Karachi Bakery outlet in the city was forced to cover the word `Karachi’ from its main hoarding due to a agitators protest.

A group of two dozen youth gathered last evening at the outlet on 100 Feet Road in Indira Nagar outside the bakery and demanded the name be changed. According to bakery persons, the mob stayed for about half an hour. They demanded  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.” Bakery manager said.

Despite such ruckus, the bakery remained open till 11 pm, as its mandated time. 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.

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