What’s in a name, you ask? A lot, evidently.
On 22 February, the Karachi Bakery in Bengaluru was forced to cover the word ‘Karachi’ on its name board after an angry mob forcefully entered the outlet to protest against Pakistan, The News Minute reported.
In response to the incident, the bakery said on Saturday, 23 February, that it was founded in 1953 by Sri Khanchand Ramnani, who "migrated to India during the partition.”
“The essence of Karachi Bakery is absolutely Indian by heart and will remain so,” it said in a tweet.
Karachi Bakery was founded by Khanchand Ramnani, a #Sindhi who was forced to leave #Pakistan during partition of #India. Attacking its branch in Bengaluru is such a shitty move. It has to remain 'Karachi' to remind us of the home lost by Sindhis @sindhustan #HindustanVsPakistan— Sapna Moti Bhavnani (@sapnabhavnani) February 23, 2019
From agreeing with protesters to outright condemnation of the incident, here’s what Twitterati had to say about the demonstration:
Here’s another user replying to the aforementioned question:
Bombay Bakery— Mahwash Ajaz (@mahwashajaz_) February 23, 2019
Meerath Kabab House
And that’s just Karachi. https://t.co/hUXkeS2dui
And that’s not just it.
Btw jewelry houses are constantly named after Indian cities— Mahwash Ajaz (@mahwashajaz_) February 23, 2019
Gujrat Jewelers (owned by Gujju Memons)
Guru Mandir, Nanak Wara, Madrasi Para, Ramswami are areas in Karachi.
The other outlets of Karachi Bakery in Bengaluru have been receiving threats since 17 February from different groups, demanding that the bakery changes its name or shuts down business, the Scroll quoted employees as saying.
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