Violence in Bengalooru

Violence has hit the streets of Bangalore again, Firstly it started in Shivaji Nagar area on Friday when there was a Pro Saddam Hussein rally, Today in response to Friday’s incident again a violence broke down after 4 PM.

So as a precaution avoid traveling towards Shivaji nagar, Halasuru (Ulsoor) lake area where all violence started, Still the area is under tension.

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10 Comments so far

  1. Anonymous (unregistered) on January 21st, 2007 @ 6:50 pm

    This is just great. A so-called world class IT city can’t prevent riots, shops from shutting down and citizens from enjoy a safe environment. This is what we call progress. Of course – the government will handle this immediately by releasing the miscreants and announcing the deployment of the latest IT kiosks and wireless bus tags to show how far we’ve come since the last riots.

  2. Manja (unregistered) on January 21st, 2007 @ 7:42 pm

    Friday’s violence is a stupid publicity stunt by politicians who like to play with religious sentiments.

    Why do they want to take a procession for Saddam Hussein two weeks after his hanging?

    Why was the procession taken out to almost coincide with the day of ‘Virat Hindu Samajotsav’

    And why the hell were posters of the Hindu Samajotsav removed by the protesters when that community was protesting against the USA for Saddam’s hanging?

    Sunday’s violence is in response that. As of now the areas are tense and waiting to see who is going to strike next.

  3. Roshan (unregistered) on January 21st, 2007 @ 8:03 pm

    There is something brewing definitely. Communal violence does not erupt just like that for frivolous reasons. Some politicians are cooking up something, I don’t know what. And I doubt it’s just a publicity stunt.

    But we’ll never find out why the violence erupted or who is behind it. The public is never told, the politicians just cover it up. We still do not know why Bangalore shutdown for a few days last April. We still do not know why a young cop was beaten to death by a mob. We never would, that’s the sad part about our system.

  4. Arjun (unregistered) on January 21st, 2007 @ 9:19 pm

    Anonymous, please remember US cities also hahve gang violence and riots-just remember the Los Angeles riots when hundreds were killed. Please do not be so hard on India, and say that only India sucks. Shame on you, being Indian and criticising your own nation

  5. Ahmed (unregistered) on January 21st, 2007 @ 10:07 pm

    I am an Indian Muslim. I am ashamed that Indian Muslims even today are represented by self-serving leeches. Jaffer Sheriff and other self-styled “Muslim leaders of Bangalore” had no right to organise a rally criticising Saddam’s hanging if they could not control their band of goons from attacking poor hindus and law enforcing cops. Like their Muslim counterparts, Sanghis just need a reason to burn and loot. These attacks during the Virat Hindu processions just prove that.

    If we can not provide a solution to a problem around us, then we are a part of the problem. If we can’t rein in the criminals who claim to represent us, then we should stop complaining about these bouts of violence.

  6. Coimbatore (unregistered) on January 21st, 2007 @ 11:23 pm

    Bangalore is no better than Coimbatore.

  7. Anonymous (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2007 @ 2:03 am

    Arjun, I never said India sucks. However I’m weary from the apathy, lack of accountability and failure of our judicial and political system. We know who these goons are associated with and who the identity of their so-called leaders are. Yet no action is taken. why? Economic studies have shown that one of the biggest reasons why a developing country does not progress is the lack of sound judicial processes. Is protection of basic rights asking too much? Safety is one thing (even developed countried can be and are unsafe). Accountability and justice is another. Known fanatical leaders in every section of Indian society can organize rallies which kill people and destroy property (KFC anyone) yet no action is taken. Why? Let’s not talk Noida.

  8. randramble (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2007 @ 7:53 am

    Last evening, we had been to MG Road / Brigade Road area to have dinner with friends. Shops started pulling down shutters by 6:30 p.m. and we decided to return home.

  9. Dev (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2007 @ 9:51 am

    I am angry at these self serving politicians and their jobless followers who take this city hostage. What were they going to achieve holding a rally to protest the hanging of a tyrant who killed and mader life miserable for his citizens.
    I was driving back home on Fri and was struck at the circle near Gandhi statue on MG road for over 30 minutes. Hundreds of protestors armed with sticks were walking/driving towards MG road. After traffic cleared here, I got struck at GPO circle where a bunch of jobless creatures were dancing in the middle of the circle and blocking traffic. One lowlife even kicked my car for no reason. There was total lawlessness and the cops as usual were bystanders. Trust me, never depend on cops to help maintain peace/ protect law abiding citizens. This city is going down the tube, thanks to politicians and their goons

  10. sf_mark (unregistered) on January 23rd, 2007 @ 6:01 am

    > just remember the Los Angeles riots when hundreds were killed.

    Not sure which riots you mean, but the worst riots on Los Angeles in the second half of the 20th century were the Watts riots in 1965 when 22 people died ( and the Rodney King riots in 1992 when 43 people were killed ( These are tragic incidents, and certainly worse than the situation in Bangalore over the last few days. But not quite as bad as “hundreds were killed.”

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