Hindu Janajagruti Samiti demands Munawar Faruqui's show be cancelled in Goa

"He has made vulgar jokes about Hindu gods," Samiti spokesman Jayesh Thali said.
Hindu Janajagruti Samiti demands Munawar Faruqui's show be cancelled in Goa
Stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui

Goa's right-wing outfit Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) has opposed the show of stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui, scheduled for November 15 at Panaji.

Leaders of the HJS has submitted a written application to the North Goa district Magistrate, saying that the comedian could vitiate the atmosphere in Goa ahead of the 2020 assembly election and demanded that the show be cancelled.

"He has made vulgar jokes about Hindu gods. He has targeted them. He was behind bars for 37 days in Madhya Pradesh for insulting Hindu religion," Samiti spokesman Jayesh Thali said.

"There are elections in Goa and at such events could create acrimony in the state. If Pramod Muthalik can be banned in Goa, why is Munawar allowed in Goa," he added.

Pramod Muthalaik, who heads the Karnataka-based Sri Rama Sena, has been banned by the state administration from 2014 after the Hindu activist said that he proposed to set up a branch of the organisation in Goa and would work towards banning nightlife and pubs because they allegedly promoted Western culture.

(With inputs from IANS)

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