New Delhi: Hyderabad-based bakery brand Karachi Bakery clarified it is an Indian company on Saturday and urged everyone to refrain from any misconceptions.
The clarification comes after protest at one of its outlets in Bengaluru, demanding the change of name for its connection with Pakistan.
A group of people also raised slogans against Pakistan for its involvement in the February 14 terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, which claimed lives of at least 40 CRPF jawans.
The protest in front of the bakery forced their outlet at Indiranagar to cover the name ‘Karachi’ on its signboard and put up an Indian flag.
Karachi Bakery, famous for Osmania and fruit biscuits, was set up in Hyderabad in 1953 by Khanchand Ramnani, who migrated to India from Pakistan province Sindh during the partition.
“The essence of Karachi Bakery is absolutely Indian by heart and will remain so. We request everybody to refrain from any kind of misconceptions,” tweeted the company.
“The incident in Bengaluru was due to some misunderstanding. We have convinced all that this is an Indian company that has nothing to do with Pakistan,” Girish Varindhani, Manager (Operations), Karachi Bakery, told IANS. He said there was no problem at any other outlet in other cities as most people know who founded the Bakery.