Bengaluru, Aug 12: In a show of solidarity when the parts of Bengaluru were up in flames of hatred, a group of Muslim youth on Tuesday night assembled and formed a human chain around a temple in DJ Halli police station limits to protect it from arsonists.
The Hanuman temple is located near Shampura main road and the youths had gathered on the streets following violence.
A video of human china which was shot outside a temple which falls under the DJ Halli police station limits in Bengaluru is now going viral on social media.
"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.
Violence was witnessed in some areas of Bengaluru last night due to a controversial Facebook post on bengaluru violence. A huge crowd attacked the residence of Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy, and also DJ Halli and KG Halli police stations.
At least three people lost their lives after the Bengaluru Police opened fire to control the crowd. More than 50 policemen were injured in the violence. The violence that began last evening continued till the wee hours of Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Section 144 has been imposed in Bengaluru and a curfew was clamped in the DJ Halli and KG Halli police station limits.
Earlier this morning, Bengaluru Commissioner of Police Kamal Pant said that 110 people have been taken into custody in connection with the violence. He also tweeted that Naveen, the nephew of Murthy, has also been arrested.