December 17, 2016

India - Thugs in Karnataka - Mob of linguistic chauvinists assault man for speaking in English

Rakshana Vedhike activists thrash techie for speaking in English
Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Updated: Dec 17, 2016, 11.19 AM IST


- J Daniel, who was cornered at the SV Road Metro station and assaulted for speaking in English.
- Karnataka Rakshana Vedhike activists has raised objection to the event organisers speaking in English.

In an apparent case of linguistic chauvinism, a 36-year-old software engineer was chased and allegedly beaten up by a mob of 50 Karnataka Rakshana Vedhike (KRV) activists - because the victim, J Daniel, spoke in English while trying to broker peace between the mob and an event organiser who was playing non-Kannada music at Swami Vivekananda Road metro station on Old Madras Road last Saturday at around 9 pm.

Daniel and his friends were eating at a food festival organised there when the accused raised objection to the event organisers speaking in English. [. . .]