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

Several comedians including Varun Grover, Veer Das and Rohan Joshi criticized the arrest of stand-up comic Munawwar Farooqi, a day after he stood up for alleged indecent remarks against Hindu deities and Union Home Minister Amit Shah during a show in Indore. Has , Madhya Pradesh.

On Saturday, Farooqui, a Gujarati comedian was arrested along with four others following a complaint against the son of a BJP MLA.

A local court later dismissed his bail plea and sent him to judicial custody.

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

The author of The Sacred Games shared a video where comedians are trying to complain with Eklavya Singh Gaur, son of local BJP MLA Malini Laxman Singh Gaur.

“A fellow Indian, a fellow comedian is in jail and beaten by the crowd because of the words he spoke. Here he is, logically, trying to present his case in peace, but our systems now want to brutally silence every voice.

“They don’t want to listen, they don’t even want to argue – they just want to wipe out every piece of personal thought, every quota of reason. And we as the people of Earth’s greatest civilization are fine with it,” Grover Wrote

Das wrote on Twitter that stopping and controlling and controlling humor is meaningless.

“You can’t stop jokes and laughter.” Not because the comedians are performing it, but because people need to laugh. The more you try, the more you are about to be laughed at in history.

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

He also posted screenshots of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 2017 tweet, when he talked about the importance of humor.

“I think we need more satire and humor. Humor brings happiness in our lives. Humor is the best healer, ”the Prime Minister said in the tweet.

Das captures the image: “I’m going to leave it here.”

According to Gaur, he and his colleagues went to see the show and when they heard “indecent” comments, they forced the organizers to stop the event.

According to the complaint, indecent remarks were made against Hindu deities and the Union Home Minister during the show, said Kamlesh Sharma, in-charge of Tukoganj police station.

Comedian Rohan Joshi shared Farooqui’s video where he is trying to reason with angry people with his jokes.

Joshi wrote the video in the caption, “Now you can only attack people while they are doing their work and the police will take them to the police station”.

Comedians Kneez Surka and Abish Mathew also shared Farooqui’s clip on Instagram.

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

While Matthew said, “Seven minutes @ munawar.faruqui trying to reason but still …”

“High-risk individuals should be vaccinated first. So the comedian should be included in the list, comic Niti Palta asked for the incident in a Facebook post, as India approved Oxford and Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccines for restricted emergency use on Sunday.

On Saturday, Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Aman Singh Bhuria refused to bail Farooqui and the other four and sent them to judicial custody till 13 January.

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