Bengaluru woman asked to remove Islamic flag, chant 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'

Reports suggest that the men seen in the video are workers of the BJP


A woman in Bengaluru was allegedly intimidated by a group of men to remove an Islamic flag hoisted atop her house in Bommanahalli area and to chant 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'. A video of the incident has surfaced two days before the constituency goes to polls on April 18.

Reports suggest that the men seen in the video are workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party and that they were campaigning for Tejasvi Surya, party's Bengaluru South candidate.

Tanveer Ahmed, national spokesperson of the Janata Dal (Secular), told Times Now channel that the man who is seen in the video is a corporator from the BJP. He also alleged that the BJP is creating communal unrest during the elections.

“This is not a Pakistani flag. Every green flag is not a Pakistani flag,” he said.

It's not immediately known whether the woman has lodged a complaint against the men or the police have taken suo moto case against them after the video has surfaced.

Last month, a section of right wing activists had created a flutter on social media after flags of the Indian Union Muslim League, an ally of the Congress party in Kerala, were waved during a rally in Wayanad. They alleged that flags of Pakistan were waved in Wayanad where Congress president Rahul Gandhi has fielded himself for the Lok Sabha elections.