“Violence, violence, violence. We don’t like it. We avoid. But violence likes us, we cannot avoid.”
The audience broke into loud cheers when firebrand Muslim leader Riyaz Faringepete uttered these lines from the recent Kannada flick, K.G.F: Chapter 2, during a rally in Mangalore town of coastal Karnataka in May this year. The region has seen periodic communal violence, with both Hindu and Muslim outfits indulging in competitive fundamentalism.