Bengaluru, Nov 28: The Bengaluru police on Sunday denied permission to Munawar Faruqui’s stand-up comedy show amid the protest by the Hindu right-wing who alleged that the comedian has hurt Hindu religious sentiments in one of his previous shows.
“Yes, we have denied him permission. He will not perform any public show today,” a senior police official
According to the sources, Faruqui’s stand-up comedy show was scheduled for Sunday evening. But various right-wing organisations such as Sriram Sena and Hindu Janajagruti Samiti had lodged a complaint with the Bengaluru city police Commissioner against the comedian.
The right-wing organisations alleged that Faruqui had insulted Hindu Gods and hurt the Hindu religious sentiments in one of his previous shows.
“It is learnt that Munawar Faruqui is a controversial figure. Many states have banned his comedy shows. A case has also been registered against him in the Tukoji police station in Indore of Madhya Pradesh,” the inspector said in his letter.
“Therefore, it is suggested that cancel Faruqui’s stand-up comedy show should be cancelled,” said the letter.
Following this, Mr Faruqui in the Instagram post said that he had to cancel 12 shows in the last 2 months because of these constant threats.
“This is unfair. We do have censor certificate of the show and it’s clearly nothing problematic in the show. We called off 12 shows in the last two months because of threats to venue and audience”, said Faruqui in his instagram post.