Congress MLA Srinivas Murthy’s residence in Bengaluru vandalised, allegedly over an inciting social media post by his nephew. Karnataka Home Minister says, “Issue to be probed but vandalism is not the solution. Additional forces deployed. Action will be taken against miscreants.” pic.twitter.com/Xa1q6SI6mG— ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2020
Mobsters threw stones, vandalised the MLA’s residence and assaulted police personnel.
However, amid all the chaos, a group of Muslims were seen forming a human chain in front of a temple to protect it from the mob. And, this deed, in turn, became a message of harmony and brotherhood.
Human chain by Muslims to protect Hindu temples from mob. Well done Bangalore, stay calm, maintain peace! pic.twitter.com/ahNt3ZLbwV— Salman Nizami (@SalmanNizami_) August 11, 2020
The miscreants can be seen standing outside the entrance of the temple trying to find their way to go in but, they were blocked by 20-30 men, who formed a human chain in front of the temple entrance in order to stop them from entering the premises.
MLA Murthy’s nephew Naveen, who allegedly posted the message on Facebook, also has been arrested.