Munawar Faruqui hints to his fans that he might not do any more shows

Mr. Faruqui who had come to the city for the show, left on November 28 morning after posting a statement on his social media handles, hinting at quitting the space.

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Stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui, who was recently arrested in Indore in January this year, after a Hindutva right-wing activist claimed that he has insulted Hindu Gods.

He was in jail for 37 days before Supreme Court granted him bail. He recently hinted to his fans that he might not do any more shows after his event in Bengaluru was canceled.

Police “advised” his organizers to call it off or they might raise some law and order problems. His shows in other cities were canceled as well.
City police “advised” organizers to cancel the show and some groups opposed the show as well claiming that it might “create chaos and disturb the public peace and harmony that may lead further to law and order problems”.

The police issues the letter on November 27th night.
Mr. Faruqui who had come to the city for the show, left on November 28 morning after posting a statement on his social media handles, hinting at quitting the space.

Complaining how he was jailed for a joke he did not do and of 12 shows being canceled in the last two months because of threats to venue and audience, he wrote: “I think this is the end. My name is Munawar Faruqui and that’s been my time, you guys were a wonderful audience. Goodbye! I am done.”


Organizers of the November 28 event said Mr. Faruqui felt dejected at how he is being systematically targeted. Mr. Faruqui was himself not available for further comment.

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