Hindi protesters blacken Hindi name boards in 5 Bengaluru metro stations

The anti-Hindi protests began on July 3 when activists masked the Hindi name boards of the Nadaprabhu Kempe Gowda and Chickpet metro stations.

Published: 20th July 2017 12:07 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th July 2017 12:53 PM   |  A+A-

Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) plastered the Hindi name plate of Chickpet metro station in Bengaluru. |ANI

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Anti-Hindi protests by Kannada activists resumed at Bengaluru's Metro stations after a brief lull. 

Hindi name boards of five Metro stations -- Yeshwantpur, Peenya, Deepanjali Nagar, Jayanagar and Mysore Road -- were blackened by Kannada Rakshana Vedike activists late Wednesday night, a police official said.

Local police posted security details outside all the 42 Metro stations after the defacement came to light today morning. 

Meanwhile, pro-Kannada activists held a protest outside Rajaji Nagar Metro station this morning. 

The anti-Hindi protests began on July 3 when activists masked the Hindi name boards of the Nadaprabhu Kempe Gowda and Chickpet metro stations

The Kannada Development Authority sent a notice the following day to the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited, seeking clarity on its language policy. 

Chief minister Siddaramaiah has expressed his support for name boards in Kannada and English. 
 

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