Karachi Bakery, founded in 1953, has always been at the receiving end due to its name.

The name 'Karachi Bakery' has been opposed by Shiv Sena and also Maharashtra Navnirman Sena. MNS wrote a letter to PM Modi raising objections to the name of the eatery in November 2020. Karachi Bakery, a famous savory shop originally based in Hyderabad, has shut down its branch in Mumbai. After this, the Vice President of MNS has tweeted that the shop has shut down because MNS protested against its name.

On March 1, 2021, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Vice President Haji Saif Shaikh tweeted that after a massive protest led by Vice President of MNS - @mnshajisaif, Karachi bakery finally closed its only shop in Mumbai. @RajThackeray Saheb, @mnsadhikrut, @karachi_bakery

In November 2020, MNS protested outside the premises of the shop urging the owner to change the name because it appears 'anti-national' and 'unpatriotic'.

Archive links:

https://web.archive.org/save/%20https://twitter.com/mnshajisaif/status/1366352087945076737

Fact Check:

The claim that the branch of Karachi Bakery in Mumbai has closed due to the name controversy is FALSE.

The protests took place in November 2020 and the shop has been shut recently.

Manager of the bakery Rameshwar Waghmare said the name controversy had nothing to do with its shutting down in Mumbai. The shop shut down as the old lease agreement lapsed and the landlord had been demanding a higher sum as rent which was unviable. Business volumes had dropped due to COVID 19, he added.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/mumbai-bandras-karachi-bakery-closes-months-after-mns-threat-to-change-name/articleshow/81314923.cms

According to him, the bakery has all valid licenses and approvals. The decision to close down is based on business factors. Waghmare also said that the owner will decide whether to rent a new space or allow the brand to lapse in Mumbai. An ice cream parlor has currently come up in its place.

https://scroll.in/latest/988522/mumbais-iconic-karachi-bakery-shuts-down-mns-claims-credit-but-store-manager-cites-business-losses

The historic confectionery is part of the Hyderabad-based chain run by a Sindhi Hindu migrant family, the Ramnanis, who migrated from Karachi after partition.

https://www.news18.com/news/india/mumbais-iconic-karachi-bakery-shuts-shop-due-to-drop-in-business-but-mns-takes-credit-3495938.html

The confectionery has branches in Bengaluru and other cities. The chain is headquartered in Hyderabad.

https://www.karachibakery.com/contact-us

Therefore, Karachi Bakery shut its lone shop in Mumbai because of name controversy is FALSE.


Claim Review :   Karachi Bakery shut its Mumbai branch because of name controversy
Claimed By :  Twitter Users
Fact Check :  False

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