Bengaluru: The Bengaluru riots have exposed not just mob mentality but reaffirmed the perseverance of Hindu youth who do not mince words in protecting their religion. 

Naveen, the nephew of Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy, reportedly has told the police that just because he is from the Congress party, should he not speak in defence of Dharma? 

As reported by a Kannada daily, he said, “Just because I am from Congress, should I not speak about Dharma.” 


Naveen has also reiterated that he was only replying to an incendiary post on a Hindu deity.

It is also to be further noted that the young Congress leader has reaffirmed his connections with the Congress, while the Congress has repeatedly belaboured that he is from the BJP. 

A note on the Bengaluru violence:

On the night of August 11, around a thousand youths, went on a rampage setting fire to more than 20 vehicles, to the house of Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy and a police station.

The rioting was allegedly in response to the delay in filing an FIR against Naveen, the nephew of Srinivas Murthy, who had allegedly put up the derogatory tweet.

As many as 60 cops were injured in the melee. The Bengaluru police have arrested more than 200 people, including the husband of a Congress corporator.

Muzamil Pasha, a leader of SDPI, believed to be the mastermind behind the riots, is also behind bars.

Investigations also point to the fact that there were attempts to create riots, at least on three earlier occasions.

They further add that the mob was also planning riots in order to ‘avenge’ Ram Mandir temple verdict, bhumi pujan performed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the CAA enactment.

Meanwhile, there are allegations that Akhanda Srinivas Murthy is dithering to file a police complaint.