AHMEDABAD: The Bajrang Dal has said it will not allow three shows of stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui to be held in Gujarat and has warned organisers to cancel shows or face consequences.
According to a ticket booking website, Munawar Faruqui is scheduled to do three shows — Dongri to Nowhere — in Gujarat next month. The first is scheduled in Surat on October 1, the second in Ahmedabad and the third in Vadodara.
Earlier this year, Faruqui was arrested at Indore in MP on charges of flouting Covid-19 norms and hurting religious sentiments. He was granted bail by the Supreme Court, more than a month after his arrest.
“Munawar Faruqui has been ridiculing Hindu gods and goddesses. He has been hurting religious sentiments of Hindus with his comedy. The Hindu society has been tolerant, but Bajrang Dal is not. Bajrang Dal knows how to give tit for tat,” said Jvalit Mehta, north Gujarat convener of Bajrang Dal