A video has surfaced online that has now gone viral where Shiv Sena leader Nitin Nandgaokar is allegedly asking Karachi Sweets shop owner in Bandra West to change the name 'Karachi'.
In the video he can be seen saying,"You have to do it, we're giving you time. Change 'Karachi' to something in Marathi." In the video, the owner of Karachi Sweets is heard telling Nandgaonkar that his family had migrated from Karachi. Nandgaonkar responds, "It does not matter whether you are Hindu or Muslim. In Mumbai, you cannot use the word 'Karachi'... The word 'Karachi' causes us difficulty," and refers to the sacrifices of Indian Army soldiers and Pakistan being a sponsor of terrorism.
"I hate the name Karachi because it is the place of terrorists… There should be no business with the word Karachi," Nandgaonkar declares. Nandgaonkar told the shop owner to change the registered name of Karachi Sweets. Nandgaonkar even suggests to the owner to rename Karachi Sweets after one of his forefathers, who had migrated from Karachi during Partition.
Nandgaonkar told the shop owner he would return in 15 days and offered help to him with respect to formalities at the BMC to change the establishment's name. The 'Karachi Sweets' shop in Bandra West - the owner has now covered the name with newspaper.
Mumbai: The 'Karachi Sweets' shop in Bandra West - the owner of which was allegedly asked by Shiv Sena leader Nitin Nandgaokar to omit the word 'Karachi' from its name - now has the name covered with newspaper. https://t.co/yksVJcEvaypic.twitter.com/Ckedbi9SbA— ANI (@ANI) November 19, 2020
You can watch the video here: