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Comedian Munawar Faruqui Is Still in Jail and the Joke Is on Us

·1-min read

As we have seen in the past, whether it’s an advertisement that promotes communal harmony or a comedian cracking a harmless joke, religious sentiments in our country are easily hurt. This time, a bunch of men were so upset with a comedian that he was put behind bars for a joke he was “about to crack”. Yes, believe it or not, this is exactly what happened with stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui, who’s currently in jail because Eklavya Singh Gaur, the chief of Hind Rakshak Sangathan and son of BJP MLA Malini Gaur, "OVERHEARD" jokes that insulted Hindu deities and Amit Shah during "rehearsals”. The Madhya Pradesh High Court on 15 January adjourned the bail application filed by Munawar even though the Indore Police admitted that there is no evidence regarding these allegations. Six people have spent more than a fortnight in jail for a crime they didn’t commit, at least there’s no proof to back Aklavya Singh Gaur’s claims