Bengaluru: Muslims Form Human Chain To Guard Temple Amid Arson-Violence
#WATCH Karnataka: A group of Muslim youth gathered and formed a human chain around a temple in DJ Halli police station limits of Bengaluru city late last night, to protect it from arsonists after violence erupted in the area. (Video source: DJ Halli local) pic.twitter.com/dKIhMjQh96— ANI (@ANI) August 12, 2020
The person who posted the controversial post has been identified as Naveen, who is the nephew of Congress MLA Akhand Srinivas Murthy from Pulikeshi Nagar. As the angry mob vandalised the MLA's house, more Muslims from the area guarded the Hanuman temple near the MLA's house. Many videos of late-night violence are now going viral on social media. One of these videos can be seen how the Muslim youth kept the Hanuman temple in a human chain and guarding it from the rioters. The entire incident is from DG Halli police station where violence and arson took place late on Tuesday night. 60 policemen have been injured in the violence and three people have died. In this case, the police have arrested 145 people so far, including Social Democratic Party leader Muzammil Pasha. Bangalore City Police Commissioner Kamal Pant said that the situation in the city is now under control. He informed that Section 144 has been implemented in the entire city including DJ Halli and KG Halli Police Station. He said that personnel of RAF or Rapid Action Force, CRPF and CISF have been deployed to maintain security in the city.