Comedian Munawar Faruqui still under Custody!

Stand-up Comedian Munawar Faruqui beaten by Madhya Pradesh MLA. Still in Jail since 1st Jan 2021 along with 4 others.


It has been more than 2 weeks and 2 days since Munawar Faruqui, a stand-up comedian is in jail for a crime we don’t certainly know he committed. He was arrested on the very first day of the year i.e., 1st January 2021. This has come at a time when intolerance towards jokes, books, or movies made on topics such as politics and religion is growing in the “new India“.

Faruqui was taken into custody under IPC Sections 269 (unlawful or negligent act likely to spread the infection of any disease hazardous to life) and 295A (infuriating religious feelings).

The hearing on the bail petition of Munawar Faruqui, arrested on 1st, January 2021, for accusations of making objectionable comments on Hindu gods and goddesses during a comedy show in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, was postponed on Friday, January 15th, 2021, as the Tukojiganj police was unsuccessful to present the case diary in the court.

Faruqui’s lawyer Anshuman Shrivastava, alleged the police for deliberately not presenting Infront of the court as there are no proofs about the incident taking place during the show.

Nalin Yadav, Prakhar Vyas, Priyam Vyas, and Edwin Anthony, organizers and the co-organizers of the show are the people taken in custody along with Munawar.

This arrest was done because of a complaint filed by Eklavya Gaur, chief of Hind Rakshak Sangathan and son of BJP MLA Malini Gaur, as he ‘overheard’ jokes that insulted images of Hindu deities and Amit Shah (the president of Bhartiya Janta Party) during the rehearsals.

A fan who was present at the show took to Instagram and claimed that no jokes were cracked during the show, which could’ve hurted image of Hindu deities, and that Gaur went on the stage and dragged Munawar before he began his set.

People also showed their rage on Twitter, condemning the actions of the Tukoganj police.

And as the case is going on in the court in MP High court, UP police is ready to arrest Munawar Faruqui (after he gets bail from the MP High court) on the basis of a video that was released by him in April, 2020 on YouTube.

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