BENGALURU: Around 100 Muslim youths from the violence-hit DJ Halli and surrounding areas formed a human chain outside a temple to protect it from arsonists on Tuesday night.
The Hanuman temple is located near Shampura main road and the youths had gathered on the streets following violence.

“Few youths on a motorbike came near the temple. From their behaviour we suspected that they were about to pelt stones. Realising that the act will further increase the violence, we stopped them. Few senior citizens from our area expressed fear saying attackers will return and target the temple. We decided to protect the temple and formed human chain. We were there between 11.30pm and 1am,” Mohammed Khaleed, a private company employee and resident of Shampura main road said.