Varun Grover, Vir Das rally behind comedian arrested for ‘indecent’ remarks about Hindu deities

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Several comedians, together with Varun Grover, Vir Das and Rohan Joshi, have criticised the arrest of stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui, a day after he was held for alleged indecent remarks made in opposition to Hindu deities and Union Home Minister Amit Shah throughout a present in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

Faruqui, a comedian from Gujarat, was arrested together with 4 others on Saturday after the son of a BJP MLA complained in opposition to him.

An area court docket later rejected their bail pleas and despatched them in judicial custody.

Grover took to Instagram and alleged that Faruqui was “beaten up”.

The Sacred Games author shared a video the place the comedian is attempting to cause with Eklavya Singh Gaur, son of native BJP MLA Malini Laxman Singh Gaur, who had filed the grievance.

“A fellow Indian, a fellow comedian is in jail and bought overwhelmed up by a mob due to the phrases he uttered. Here he’s attempting to logically, calmly current his case however our methods now simply wish to brutally silence each voice.

“They don’t want to hear, they don’t want to even argue – they want to simply erase every shred of individual thought, every iota of reason. And we the people of the greatest civilization of earth are ok with it,” Grover wrote.

Das took to Twitter and wrote that it’s futile to cease humour and to try to “control” it.

“You can’t cease jokes and laughter. Not as a result of comedians are performing it, however as a result of folks must snigger. Harder you strive, the extra you’re going to be laughed at, now, and by historical past.

“Anyone who has ever tried to control humour, now has a category of jokes devoted to them,” Das tweeted.

He additionally posted screenshot of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 2017 tweet, when he talked about the significance of humour.

“I think we need more satire and humour. Humour brings happiness in our lives. Humour is the best healer,” the prime minister had stated within the tweet.

Das captioned the picture: “I’m just going to leave this here.”

According to Gaur, he and his associates had gone to observe the present and after they heard the “indecent” feedback, they compelled the organisers to cease the programme.

As per the grievance, indecent remarks have been handed in opposition to Hindu gods and goddesses and the Union dwelling minister in the course of the present, in-charge of Tukoganj police station Kamlesh Sharma stated.

Comedian Rohan Joshi shared Faruqui’s video the place he’s attempting to cause with these offended together with his jokes.

“Turns out now you can just assault people while they’re doing their job and the cops will take ‘them’ to the police station,” Joshi captioned the video.

Comedian Kaneez Surka and Abish Mathew additionally shared the clip of Faruqui on Instagram.

“Watch this, that’s all and then share it,” Surka wrote.

While Mathew added, “Seven minutes of @munawar.faruqui trying to reason but still…”

“High threat people to be vaccinated first. So comedians have to be up there on the listing, wrote comedian Neeti Palta alluding to the incident in a Facebook put up as India authorised Oxford’s and Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccines for restricted emergency use on Sunday.

On Saturday, Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Aman Singh Bhuria refused to grant bail to Faruqui and different 4 and remanded them in judicial custody until January 13.

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