Bangalore Riots: Twitterati express displeasure over violence

Sakal Times News Desk
Thursday, 13 August 2020

The mobs pelted stones, injured 60 policemen, and committed acts of vandalism and arson in DJ Halli, KG Halli, Pulikeshinagar and Kaval Byrasandra areas, leaving the affected places resembling a warzone.

Late on Wednesday, violence broke out in Bangalore allegedly over an inciting social media post. Hundreds of people ran amok after Congress MLA Akanda Srinivas Murthy's nephew Naveen posted a derogatory message on the social media.

The mobs pelted stones, injured 60 policemen, and committed acts of vandalism and arson in DJ Halli, KG Halli, Pulikeshinagar and Kaval Byrasandra areas, leaving the affected places resembling a warzone.

Several cars and two-wheelers were overturned and set afire by the rioters, and most of them were completely burnt. Debris from the torched vehicles was strewn around on the streets, and some of it continued to smoulder on Wednesday as well.

A "thorough" magisterial investigation has been ordered into the riots which broke out in east Bengaluru. 

Many took to Twitter to express their displeasure about the situation. While some responded rationally, others felt the need to voice their opinion strongly about the same. Here are some reactions from the micro-blogging site:

 

 

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