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Stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui dropped from Gurugram show after BJP files complaint

Sanjay Yadav

Gurugram, December 7

Stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui has been removed from an upcoming three-day comedy show in city after BJP filed a complaint against him.

The organiser also decided to exclude Faruqui from the event.

In his complaint to the Gurugram police, Arun Yadav, IT department head, Haryana BJP, said Faruqui had insulted Hindu deities divine to his faith and was continuously did so.

“His activities have offended my Hindu faith. This is intentionally done to incite communal disharmony,” read the complaint put up by Yadav on his Twitter handle.

Faruqui was to perform at Gurgaon Comedy Festival to be held at Gurugram’s Airia Mall from December 17-19. Following complaint his name has been removed by the organisers, The Entertainment Factory, from the promotional posters.

Many messages against the participation of the stand-up comedian were also reportedly doing rounds on the social media.

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