Viral video: Man peels off stickers hiding Hindi instructions in Bengaluru Metro, sparks debate
A video of a man peeling off stickers hiding Hindi instructions in the Bengaluru metro has gone viral on social media.
The video shows the man, identified as Akshat Gupta, peeling off the stickers hiding Hindi instructions in Bengaluru Metro.
Gupta questioned why Hindi instructions were hidden with the stickers.
"Why so much Hate for Hindi in South India?? 😢" the video was captioned.
One user asked, "So in Delhi Metros we have instructions/information in Kannada?"
Another questioned, "Why so much hate for our Southern languages in North India? Why don't we have Telugu/Kannada/Tamil/Malayalam signboards in your metros?"
Yet another user commented, "I am a North Indian living in South and never faced any hate, stop all this nonsense."
After the video went viral, Kannada activists visited Gupta's office, pro-Kannada activist Rupesh Rajanna said, HT reported.
Later, a new video of Gupta surfaced online, in which he apologised for peeling off the stickers hiding Hindi instructions in the Bengaluru metro.
"Hi all Kannadigas, it's by mistake I removed the stickers, so I am sorry for it. I am also against Hindi imposed on regional language, so I respect my karma bhoomi. Please accept my apology," Gupta said.