Bengaluru violence: Muslim youths form human chain to protect Hanuman temple

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Bengaluru violence: Muslim youths form human chain to protect Hanuman temple


BENGALURU: Around 100

Muslim youths

from the violence-hit

DJ Halli

and surrounding areas formed a

human chain

outside a temple to protect it from arsonists on Tuesday night.

The

Hanuman

temple is located near

Shampura main road

and the youths had gathered on the streets following violence.

Video: A group of Muslim youth gathered and formed a human chain around a temple in DJ Halli police station limits… https://t.co/GZ0JUmc6uB

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“Few youths on a motorbike came near the temple. From their behaviour we suspected that they were about to pelt stones. Realising that the act will further increase the violence, we stopped them. Few senior citizens from our area expressed fear saying attackers will return and target the temple. We decided to protect the temple and formed human chain. We were there between 11.30pm and 1am,”Mohammed Khaleed, a private company employee and resident of Shampura main road said.

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