Comedian Munawar Faruqui, who insulted Hindu deities, sent to judicial custody till Jan 13

Munawar Faruqui along with 4 other event organisers was arrested for allegedly insulting Hindu deities during a New Year show in Indore.

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Munawar Farooqi

New Delhi: Munawar Faruqui, a stand-up comedian from Gujarat, was arrested on Saturday for allegedly insulting Hindu deities and religious beliefs and Home Minister Amit Shah during a New Year show in Indore.

Today, he was sent to judicial custody. Reports said that an Indore court refused to grant bail to him and 4 others, following which they were sent to jail.

Faruqui along with 4 other event organisers was arrested for allegedly insulting Hindu deities during a New Year show in Indore.

The others arrested include Indore-based Prakhar Vyas, Priyam Vyas, Nalin Yadav, and event coordinator Edwin Anthony.

The case was filed based on a complaint by Eklavya Gaur, convenor of the Hind Rakshak Sangathan and son of BJP MLA Malini Gaur.


Hind Rakashak Sangathan convenor Eklavya Gaur, son of BJP MLA Malini Gaur filed the complaint to the police. Lawyer Dinesh Pandey represented Eklavya Gaur in the court.

“Munawar Faruqui is a serial offender. We got the information about a show of Faruqui in Indore. We reached there and saw that they were making fun of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. We also recorded a video. We stopped the show and asked people to leave the show. They did not take permission for the show. They also violated social distancing rules,” Gaur said while talking to media.


“We took them to the police station and an FIR was registered against the accused under the relevant section of the law,” he added.

Lawyer Dinesh Pandey said, “The accused organised the show without permission and were passing rude comments on Hindu God and Goddesses. They were arrested on Friday and were presented before the court on Saturday. The court sent them to jail till January 13.”

Munawar Farooqi

“The arrested men have been booked under IPC sections 188, 269, 34 and 295A for organising the event sans permission, flouting COVID-19 safety norms, and hurting religious sentiments,” he added.

Viral videos of the show:

Suchitra Vijayan, a writer and researcher posted a video of the show which reportedly created huge furore over the controversial content.

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