Karachi Bakery in Bengaluru forced to cover signboard after protests over its name

A branch of the Karachi Bakery in Bengaluru on Friday wrapped up the ‘Karachi’ part of its signboard after a group of people gathered outside the shop in a demonstration against its name.

The event came between reports of Kashmiris being targeted across India after the deadly Pulwama terror attack where 40 CRPF jawans were shot by Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).

The bakery staff, in the meantime, covered the ‘Karachi’ part of the signboard.

Police verified that they got a crisis call from the bakery late Friday night. No damage of property was reported, police added.

The rebels claimed that they thought Karachi Bakery was a Pakistan-based outlet.

In the outcome of the Pulwama attack, several reports of threat and harassment against Kashmiri students and traders had developed from across India.

Several Kashmiri pupils were also been hit with sedition charges for allegedly supporting the attack.

A journalist from Jammu and Kashmir was assaulted in Maharashtra’s Pune. Jibran Nazir, who works with a newspaper in Pune, was allegedly beaten by two men on Thursday following a discussion at a traffic signal.

The two alleged assailants told Nazir that they would “send him back to Kashmir”

The local police, who first called it as an incident of road rage, registered a case against the two suspected assailants Friday evening and caught one of them.

On February 22, the Supreme Court had also asked the Centre and 10 states to answer to a plea seeking its interference to block alleged attacks on Kashmiri students.

The SC heard the appeal which highlighted the alleged targeting of Kashmiri students in the country following the Pulwama terror attack on February 14.

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