A conglomerate of around 28 Muslim groups issued an appeal to Muslim shop owners to close their shops on January 22 in support of the “innocents” who have been jailed in the DJ Halli and KJ Halli riots case. They further said that the bandh is also in support of agitating farmers and against the love jihad law.
Demanding the release of innocent youth who were arrested after the KG Halli and DJ Halli violence the groups said that businesses and shops owned by Muslims will remain closed till 5 pm. There won’t be any meeting, rally or propaganda, said one of the groups.
Last year in August, violent clashes took place in India’s IT capital after Pulikehsinagar’s Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy’s nephew Naveen posted a derogatory message on the social media.