An exit from the famous bakery and confectionery chain Karachi Bakery in Bengaluru had to cover the “Karachi” in its name after some people protested the name of the Bakery since Karachi is the name of a city in Pakistan. There is a feeling of anger in the minds of people against Pakistan after a terrorist attack against the CRPF convoy in Pulwama claimed the lives of more than 40 CRPF staff members.
Some people gathered in front of the bakery shop in Indiranagar, Bengaluru, on Friday night and demanded that the owners cover the Karachi portion of the name. The owners of the bakery covered the Karachi part of the sign hanging outside the bakery. No damages and violence were reported after the protests.
It is reported that the store was receiving calls related to the word “Karachi” in its name. The owner of the chain is a Sindhi migrant from Karachi named Khanchand Ramnani who had come from Pakistan after the partition and had settled in Hyderabad. The first Karachi bakery was opened in the Mozamjahi market of Hyderabad in 1953. Since then, the franchise has expanded to several cities in South India and enjoys great popularity for its branded products.
“The mafia stayed for half an hour. They demanded to change the name. The men said they knew people in the army. They thought we are from Pakistan. But we have been using this name for the past 53 years. The owners are Hindus, only the name is the Karachi bakery. To satisfy them, we raise the flag of India, “said the manager of the bakery.
The police confirmed that they received a distress call from the bakery, however, no damage was reported to the property. The protesters had the impression that the bakery was of Pakistani origin, which is false.