Delhi Police deny permission for stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui's show

By Shgun S -- August 27, 2022 10:01 am -- Updated:August 27, 2022 10:01 am

New Delhi (India), August 27: Delhi Police have denied stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui permission to perform in the national capital on August 28.

After the local central district police issued a report claiming that "the show will affect communal harmony in the area," the licencing unit of the Delhi Police denied the permission. OP Mishra, Joint Commissioner of Police, Licensing, said that the show's permission has been denied.

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) had written to Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora on August 25 to cancel Faruqui's show, claiming that "communal tension arose in Bhagyanagar because of Munawar's jokes on Hindu Gods."

The VHP letter added that if the show is not cancelled VHP members and Bajrang Dal will hold protests.

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Earlier on Saturday, Munawar Faruqui hosted a standup comedy show in Hyderabad amidst tight security.

The Telangana BJP chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar had called for the boycott of the show claiming that Faruqui mocked Hindu Gods.

Earlier this week, suspended Telangana BJP MLA T Raja Singh was arrested for his remarks on the Prophet, which he claimed were in response to the show held in Hyderabad by Faruqui.

Following Singh's alleged statements on the Prophet, protests erupted in Telangana. He was arrested on Tuesday and later released on court orders. On August 25, the MLA from Goshamahal was detained for the second time.

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-PTC News with ANI inputs

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