Advertisement
Thursday, Dec 01, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Held For ‘Insulting’ Hindu Gods, Comedian Munawar Faruqui To Remain Behind Bars

Faruqui and his aide Nalin Yadav were arrested on January 2 for allegedly hurting religious sentiments during their show.

Held For ‘Insulting’ Hindu Gods, Comedian Munawar Faruqui To Remain Behind Bars
| File Photo
Held For ‘Insulting’ Hindu Gods, Comedian Munawar Faruqui To Remain Behind Bars
outlookindia.com
2021-01-28T13:01:39+05:30

A Madhya Pradesh court on Thursday rejected bail to stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui and his aide Nalin Yadav, arrested on January 2on a complaint filed by a local BJP MLA’s son alleging that "indecent" remarks were made by him against Hindu deities and Union Home Minister Amit Shah during a show.

Justice Rohit Arya of the Indore bench of the high court on Monday had reserved the order on their bail pleas.

In its order passed on Thursday, the single judge bench while dismissing the bail plea said the court refrains from commenting upon the contentions of the parties touching on merits, but based on the material seized, the statement of the witnesses and considering that the investigation is in progress, no case is made out for grant of bail.

"The observations, if any made in the order on facts are only for the purpose of deciding these bail applications and shall have no bearing on pending trial,” the order said.

"Before parting with the case, it is considered apposite to observe that our country is a beautiful country and sets an example of coexistence amid diversities; be it religion, language, culture, geographical locations, etc. to the world at large," it added.

Police had arrested Faruqui, who hails from Gujarat, and four others on January 1 following a complaint by a BJP MLA's son that objectionable remarks were made by him and others about Hindu deities during a comedy show at a café in Indore.

With PTI inputs

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement