We didn’t advise masking of Hindi letters at Metro Stations, says police

Published - July 03, 2017 04:55 pm IST - Bengaluru

Hindi letters masked at the Kempegowda Mtero station, Majestic

Hindi letters masked at the Kempegowda Mtero station, Majestic

A day after the Hindi letters in the signage at two stations, the Kempegowda interchange at Majestic, were masked, the Deputy Commissioner of Police West M.N. Anucheth on Monday in a statement said that, “There is a news item doing rounds that police have advised BMRCL to mask Hindi signage at Metro stations. This is incorrect. I categorically state that we have not advised any such thing. Also, on our own we have deployed additional force in a few sensitive metro stations in light of the recent developments.”

While no decision has been taken officially on removing Hindi from metro signage, on Sunday Hindi letters were masked allegedly after the Upparpet police got a tip-off that pro-Kannada organisations were planning to enter Kempegowda and Chickpete stations and blacken all signage in Hindi.


The #NammaMetroHindi Beda campaign started in June-end against the “imposition” of Hindi in Bengaluru. It seeks removal of Hindi signboards from all Namma Metro stations and also stopping of announcements in Hindi in the metro.

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