After VHP’s objection, Delhi Police denies permission to Munawar Faruqui’s show

Delhi Police has not given permission to comedian Munawar Faruqui’s show to be held in Delhi on August 28. In fact, a protest was being lodged on behalf of Hindutva organizations regarding Faruqui’s show. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) had written a letter to Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora demanding that Munawar Faruqui’s show in the national capital be canceled, otherwise there would be protests against it.

After this, the licensing branch of Delhi Police has revoked the permission for Faruqui’s show. According to the information, the Central District Police said in a report that due to the show, communal harmony will be affected. Speaking to The Indian Express, JCP (Licensing Branch) OP Mishra confirmed that the permission for the show was revoked based on a report by the local (central) district police.

Delhi Police denies permission to Munawar Faruqui’s show

Let us inform that on August 23, the license branch had given permission to the applicant Gursimar Singh Rayat. The show was to be held at Vishnu Garden Dr SPM Civic Centre, Kedarnath Sahni Auditorium in West Delhi from 2 PM to 9.30 PM on August 28.

In fact, on August 25, VHP’s Delhi branch president Surendra Kumar Gupta had sent a letter to the police commissioner alleging that Faruqui made fun of Hindu deities in his shows. According to sources, Gupta also met senior officials of the central district on Friday morning and lodged a complaint at Kamla Market police station.

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Sources say that the local police conducted an inquiry into the matter and submitted its report to the Licensing Branch. It was reported in this report that the show would affect the communal harmony in the area and they should revoke the permission. The Licensing Branch, after receiving the report from the Central District, sent a letter to the organizer over email informing that the permission for the show had been revoked.

Earlier, VHP spokesperson Vinod Bansal had told, “We want peace in the city. We don’t want him to make fun of our Hindu gods. If the police doesn’t do anything, we will hold protests across the city. We handed over the letter to the Delhi Police Headquarters and also sent an email to the commissioner. We want him to take action.”

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