Delhi Police Says No to Munawar Faruqui’s Show in Capital After Report Says ‘Will Affect Communal Harmony’

The Licensing Unit of the Delhi Police has denied permission for slapstick comedian Munawar Faruqui’s present within the nationwide capital on Sunday. This follows a report back to the unit from the central district police stating that “the present will have an effect on communal concord within the space.”

Earlier this week, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) additionally wrote to Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora, requesting that Faruqui’s present be cancelled, and threatening a protest if the present shouldn’t be cancelled.

“An artist named Munawar Faruqui is organising a present on the Kedarnath Stadium in Delhi’s Civic Heart on August 28. This particular person mocks Hindu gods and goddesses in his present. Resulting from this, communal rigidity flared up in Bhagyanagar lately. I request you to cancel this present instantly… in any other case Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal activists will stage protests in opposition to the present,” the letter learn, based on studies.

The cancellation of the Delhi present comes only a week after the Bengaluru police denied permission for his present ‘Dongri to nowhere,’ which was scheduled to happen in Karnataka’s capital on August 20. The Bengaluru occasion was cancelled as a result of the organisers didn’t get hold of permission to carry it within the metropolis, based on police.

Notably, the Jai Shri Ram Sena, a fringe organisation, had filed a criticism in opposition to the comic and the organisers with Bengaluru Police Commissioner CH Pratap Reddy. The organisation claimed in its criticism that Faruqui has offended Hindus in his exhibits by making insulting remarks about Lord Ram and Goddess Sita. On the identical grounds, the comic was beforehand denied permission to carry out within the metropolis in November 2021.

The developments come whilst suspended BJP MLA T. Raja Singh Lodh was despatched to jail on Thursday after Hyderabad Police arrested him and invoked Preventive Detention (PD) Act.

Raja Singh, who has been arrested for second time in three days, was later shifted to Cherlapally Jail on the town outskirts. On August 22, he posted on-line an offensive video in opposition to Prophet Mohammad with an intention to impress all sections of individuals and thereby trigger breach of peace and public tranquility, stated the police assertion.

When he was being taken into custody from his residence on August 23, Raja Singh said that police are making efforts to take away his video from YouTube however that won’t deter him from posting his additional speeches and movies on this problem.

A couple of minutes earlier than his arrest, the MLA had launched a video blaming Telangana minister Okay.T. Rama Rao for communally tense scenario in Hyderabad by permitting comic Munawar Faruqui to carry out in Hyderabad. Raja Singh was arrested hours after issuing him observed in two previous circumstances.

The controversial MLA was arrested a few hours after law enforcement officials from Shaninayathgunj and Mangalhat police station issued the notices underneath Part 41-A of the Felony Process Code.

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