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Supreme Court grants interim bail to comedian Munawar Faruqui

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In the case of insulting religious sentiments, the Supreme Court has given an interim bail to Comedian Munawar Faruqui in Indore jail.

With this, a bench of Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman has issued a notice to the Madhya Pradesh government.

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The Supreme Court has admitted that Faruqui’s statement and his arguments on the allegations are unclear. Along with this, the court has also admitted that 41 Section of CrPC (Arrest without warrant) has not been followed for arrest.

Not only this, the Supreme Court has also banned the production warrant of the Uttar Pradesh government.

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On 1 January, the Indore police arrested five comedians for allegedly insulting Hindu deities. Munawar Faruqui was also included in these.

The four others arrested along with Faruqui were Edwin Anthony, Prakhar Vyas, Priyam Vyas and Nalin Yadav.

Eklavya Singh Gaur, son of BJP MLA Malini Gaur, also reached Faruqui’s program. Gaur had said that he and his companions had gone to the show and during this, Farooqui had made abusive remarks. Gaur is also the convenor of Hindu Raksha Sanstha.

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In-charge of Tukoganj police station Kamlesh Sharma said, ‘A case has been filed against Munawar Faruqui. Eklavya Singh Gaur has also given disputed video footage of the comedy show. Now five have been arrested.’

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The complaint states that Hindu deities and India Offensive language has been used against the Home Minister Amit Shah. The names of four other accused are Edwin Anthony, Prakhar Vyas, Priyam Vyas and Nalin Yadav. All have been arrested under sections 295A and 269 of the IPC.

A video has started trending on Twitter as soon as Faruqui’s arrest. In this video Munawar is seen saying vulgar remarks on Lord Rama and mother Sita, saying, “Mera Piya Ghar Aaya O Ram Ji. Ram ji don’t give a f …. about drank. Hearing this, Ram Ji says that I myself have not been home for fourteen years. If Sita listens, she will doubt it. Sita is already suspicious of Madhuri. That song is tera karoon gin gin wait. He feels the exile is counting down and stops at 14. 

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