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Hindu Sena, VHP Ask Delhi Police To Cancel Comedian Munawar Faruqui’s Show

Faruqui’s show ‘Dongri to Nowhere’ is scheduled for 28 August at Kedarnath Sahni Auditorium, Delhi.

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Five days after stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui’s show was cancelled in Bengaluru, the Hindu Sena on Thursday, 25 August, wrote to the Delhi Police commissioner and the commissioner of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), asking them to cancel his upcoming show over his "remarks against Hindu Gods and Goddesses and Sanatan Dharma."

Later in the day, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) also wrote to Delhi Police seeking cancellation of Faruqui's show on similar grounds.

His show ‘Dongri to Nowhere’ is scheduled for 28 August at Kedarnath Sahni Auditorium in Delhi.

He was to perform the same in Bengaluru when the city police denied permission for a show scheduled on 19 August. However, the day before the show, the comedian said that it had been cancelled due to health reasons. Another Hindutva outfit, Jai Shri Ram Sena had complained to the police alleging that he hurt Hindu Sentiments in his shows in the past.

Meanwhile, his show in Hyderabad last week was a success despite threats from right-wing groups.

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Hindu Sena’s Letter to MCD and Delhi Police

The letter addressed to Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora and Ganesh Bharti, MCD commissioner, referred to him as an ‘anti-Hindu comedian’ and asked for the cancellation of his show.

"I want to focus your attention on the burning topic that Munawar Faruqui who is a comedian keeps making controversial remarks against Hindu gods and goddesses and against Sanatan Dharma, due to which criminal cases are also registered against him in many states and in many states, his programme has been cancelled keeping in mind the law and order situation."
Hindu Sena's letter

The letter, signed by the outfit’s national president, Vishnu Gupta, further states, “If the programme is not cancelled, then the Hindu Sena will protest furiously, the organisers will be responsible for the damage caused during the demonstration.”

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VHP's Letter To Delhi Police 

In its letter to Delhi Police, VHP sought cancellation of Munawar's show. The letter read, "He insults Hindu gods and godesses in his show, which has led to eruption of communal tensions in Bhagya Nagar."

The letter also said that VHP would stage protests along with Bajrang Dal if the show is not cancelled. The letter was signed by Surendra Kumar Gupta, Vice President of VHP.

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