Supreme Court Finally Grants Interim Bail To Comedian Munawar Faruqui
Stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui, accused of making fun of Hindu deities, has got bail. He was jailed in Madhya Pradesh for the past month.
Latest News - Jailed comedian Munawar Faruqui, who is accused of making derogatory remarks on Hindu deities, may have difficulties. Prayagraj police have issued a production warrant in a case of about a year old. On Saturday, the Prayagraj police presented the production warrant before the CJM Court Indore and Indore Central Jail. Munawar Faruqui has been lodged in Indore Central Jail for the last two weeks.
Shishupal Sharma, SHO of George Town police station in Prayagraj district, said that on 19 April 2020, a case was registered against Munawar Faruqui for inciting religious sentiments. A video uploaded to YouTube by Farooqui mocked Hindu deities and Hindus who died in the Godhra train carnage. Also, in the riots in Gujarat, the role of RSS and Home Minister Amit Shah was emphasized. Sharma said that the crime branch is currently investigating this case.
Let us know that on January 15, the hearing on Faruqui's bail was postponed till next week by the Madhya Pradesh High Court. Faruqui moved the High Court after the magistrate's court. Simultaneously, the Sessions Court dismissed Munawar's bail plea. Earlier, the Chief Judicial Magistrate extended Faruqui's judicial custody till 27 January.
It may be noted that Faruqui and four other stand-up comedians were arrested on 1 January in Indore for insulting Hindu deities and violating the Covid-19 protocol at a New Year event.