New Delhi: The Delhi Police's licensing unit has rejected controversial comedian Munawar Faruqui's request. In fact, Faruqui had sought permission to perform in Delhi. Munawar Faruqui's show is scheduled to take place on August 28, 2022, at the Civic Centre in Delhi. Earlier, the Central District Police had submitted a report to the unit, saying Munawar Faruqui's show would "affect the communal harmony of the area".
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) had written to the Delhi Police demanding the cancellation of Munawwar Faruqui's show. He had said that if this show happens, then VHP and Bajrang Dal workers will protest against it. This letter was written by VHP Delhi President Surendra Kumar Gupta to the Delhi Police Commissioner. It was written in this letter that, 'An artist named Faruqui is organizing a show on August 28 at Kedarnath Stadium in Civic Center, Delhi. This man makes fun of Hindu gods and goddesses in his show, which has led to communal tension in Bhagya Nagar recently. I request you to cancel this show immediately, otherwise, VHP and Bajrang Dal workers will protest and protest the show.
Let me tell you that in 2021, Munawar Faruqui abused Lord Ram and Mother Sita in his show, after which he was arrested, however, he was released within a month. Since then, Munawar's shows have remained a challenge to law and administration. Last week, Munawar Faruqui's show in Bengaluru was cancelled. However, a day after the Bengaluru show was cancelled, he was seen performing amidst heavy security in Hyderabad. Due to this show, BJP MLA T Raja Singh had threatened. The BJP MLA said that even if you make a comment on another religion, then a crowd of hundreds comes out on the streets to raise slogans of 'Sar Tan Se Juda' and how is a person being allowed to show even by abusing in the name of Hindu gods and goddesses? However, Munawar was allowed to do the show even after Raja Singh's request and Raja Singh was arrested for a comment. But the court let off the BJP MLA, saying he had not named any religion or individual in his statement. Two days later, the Telangana Police arrested Raja Singh again in a two-year-old case. The police and the KCR government of the state were accused of arresting Raja Singh under the policy of appeasement while taking any action on Munawar.