Several comedians, including Varun Grover, Vir Das and Rohan Joshi, have criticized the arrest of stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui a day after he was detained for allegedly indecent remarks against Hindu gods and Home Secretary Amit Shah during a show in Indore. . , Madhya Pradesh.
Faruqui, a Gujarat comedian, was arrested Saturday along with four others after the son of a BJP MLA filed a complaint against him.
A local court later turned down their bail application and sent them into custody. Grover took to Instagram and claimed Faruqui was “beaten up”.
The Sacred Games writer shared a video of the comedian trying to reason with Eklavya Singh Gaur, the son of local BJP MLA Malini Laxman Singh Gaur, who had filed the complaint.
A fellow Indian, a fellow comedian is in prison and was beaten up by a crowd for the words he uttered. Here he logically, calmly tries to present his case, but our systems now just want every voice to be brutally speaking. silence.
“They don’t want to hear it, they don’t even want to argue – they just want to wipe out every bit of individual thought, every ounce of reason. And we, the people of the greatest civilization on Earth, are okay with it,” Grover wrote.
Das took to Twitter and wrote that it’s pointless to stop humor and try to “ control ” it. “You can’t stop joking and laughing. Not because comedians perform it, but because people have to laugh. The harder you try, the more you’ll be laughed at, now and through history. Anyone who’s ever tried to humor it. now has a category of jokes dedicated to them, “Das tweeted.
You can’t stop jokes and laughter. Not because comedians perform it, but because people have to laugh. The harder you try, the more you’ll be laughed at now and through history.
Anyone who has ever tried to master humor has now dedicated a category of jokes to them.
– Vir Das (@thevirdas)
January 3, 2021
He also posted a screenshot of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 2017 tweet when he spoke about the importance of humor.
“I think we need more satire and humor. Humor brings happiness to our lives. Humor is the best healer,” the prime minister said in the tweet.
Das captioned the image: “I’ll just leave this here.” According to Gaur, he and his associates had gone to watch the show and when they heard the “indecent” comments they forced the organizers to stop the show.
According to the complaint, indecent remarks were made during the show against Hindu gods and goddesses and the Union’s interior minister, said Kamlesh Sharma, the Tukoganj Police Station’s head.
Comedian Rohan Joshi has shared Faruqui’s video trying to reason with those who are offended by his jokes.
“It now turns out that you can just attack people while they are doing their job, and the police will take ‘them’ to the police station,” Joshi captioned the video.
Comedian Kaneez Surka and Abish Mathew also shared Faruqui’s clip on Instagram.
“Watch this, that’s all and then share it,” Surka wrote. As Mathew added, “Seven minutes @ munawar.faruqui trying to reason, but still …”
“High-risk individuals should be vaccinated first. So comedians should be on the list,” wrote comic Neeti Palta referring to the incident in a Facebook post when India approved Oxford and Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccines on Sunday for limited use in emergencies.
On Saturday, the main court (CJM) Aman Singh Bhuria refused to grant Faruqui and the other four bail and put them in custody until January 13.
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