HYDERABAD: Slapstick comedian Munawar Faruqui’s announcement to host his present in Hyderabad on August 20 kicked up controversy with a BJP legislator threatening to disrupt his present.
“Munawar Faruqui is coming to Hyderabad together with his standup comedy solo “Munawar Faruqui Dwell”. It should take you on a journey of Munawar’s life experiences,” mentioned a present ticket reserving portal on Wednesday. The venue of the present, nevertheless, is undecided.
He was invited to carry out his stand-up comedy in Hyderabad by minister Okay.T. Rama Rao after the Bengaluru police denied him permission to organise his present ‘Dongri to Nowhere’, citing regulation and order points.
Final 12 months, his exhibits have been cancelled after a couple of Hindu teams threatened to disrupt his exhibits accusing him of creating disparaging remarks in opposition to Hindu gods.
Although he was scheduled to carry out in Hyderabad on January 9 this 12 months, it was cancelled due to a spike of Coronavirus circumstances.
The comic’s proposed present — that makes use of the identical title as his cancelled present in Bengaluru did — as soon as once more kicked up row in Hyderabad. BJP MLA from Goshamahal T. Raja Singh threatened to beat up Faruqui and burn down the venue.
“He (Faruqui) is a waste comic. Previously, our ‘silly’ minister KTR invited him to carry out his present in Hyderabad by providing police safety. However when Hindu teams throughout Telangana got here collectively to threaten him, the comic acquired scared and cancelled the occasion,” Raja Singh mentioned.
“As soon as once more, Munawar Faruqui is being invited to carry out in Hyderabad. If the regulation and order state of affairs shouldn’t worsen, I ask KTR to not invite such individuals. If he involves Hyderabad, see what’s going to occur. We’ll go to the place he would carry out and beat him up. If anybody gives him to position to carry out, we are going to burn it down. If one thing goes fallacious, KTR and the federal government and police are accountable,” Raja Singh mentioned.
Whereas taking a dig at Bengaluru’s declare to be a cosmopolitan metropolis on December 18, 2021, Rama Rao had mentioned: “We’re a really cosmopolitan metropolis. In our metropolis, stand-up comedians get an open invite. We don’t cancel exhibits of Munawar Faruqui and Kunal Kamra simply because we’re not aligned with them politically. We really are welcoming. I’m saying this to these individuals from Bengaluru, you declare to be a cosmopolitan metropolis and find yourself taking comedy very critically,”
When contacted Cyberabad police commissioner Stephen Raveendra mentioned he has no thought in regards to the present being held within the Cyberabad police limits.