15 Nov 2021  |   05:11am IST

HJS against permitting comedy act in city

HJS against permitting  comedy act in city

Team Herald

PANJIM: The Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) on Saturday approached the North District Administration demanding that controversial comedian Munawar Faruqui’s stand-up comedy act at a Panjim mall on November 15, should not be granted permission. 

A delegation of the right wing group submitted a representation to the District Magistrate with the demand while also accusing Faruqui of slandering Hindu Gods.

“The artiste could vitiate the atmosphere in Goa ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections and therefore his act should be banned in the State. He has a history of coming up with indecent and offensive acts. While we understand that stand up comedy is a medium of entertainment, he should however not target Hindu Gods,” HJS spokesperson Jayesh Thali said. 

The Samiti has thus demanded that Faruqui’s upcoming act should not be granted permission. “We condemn this,” Thali said. 

The HJS further reminded the local authorities that the artiste was behind bars for 37 days in Madhya Pradesh for insulting Hindu religion. 

“There are elections in Goa and such events could create acrimony in the State. If Pramod Muthalik can be banned in Goa, why is Munawar allowed in Goa,” Thali asked.

Pramod Muthalik, the chief of Sri Ram Sene, has been banned from entering Goa from 2014 as the authorities apprehend any of his or his group’s moves against the Western culture could create law and order situation in the otherwise peaceful State.