Indian religion

Vir Das’ show in Mumbai, he pokes fun at Hindu religion, deities and culture: Hindu Janajagruti Samiti

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Bombay: The right-wing organization – Hindu Janajagruti Samiti – has sent a letter to Maharashtra’s Chief Minister, Eknath Shinde, Home Minister and Commissioner of Police, demanding the cancellation of the Vir Das comedy show to be staged in Mumbai.
Vir Das, who mocks Hindu deities, will not be allowed to hold programs in Mumbai, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti has said.

Vir Das’ program, which mocks Hindu deities, will not be allowed in Mumbai, the right-wing organization has said.

Targeting the stand-up comedian, the organization said someone is getting up and hurting the religious feelings of Hindus and mocking the gods in the name of ‘comedy’. Previously the “standing comic” was Munawar Farooqui, now Vir Das has arrived.

“If freedom of expression is to be misused, then do you have the courage to make a ‘comedy’ about places of worship for Muslims or Christians? No one would dare to do so today for fear of being directed… But these traitors know that Hindus are tolerant, so they will only protest, the organization said in its press release.

Last week, Das’ program in Bangalore was canceled due to protests from Hindu Janajagruti Samiti. Today, a similar program is underway in Mumbai. This “comic spectacle” was strongly opposed by Hindutva organizations and nationalist citizens, said Hindu Janajagruti Samiti.

Justifying the request to ban Vir Das’ show in Mumbai, the organization said the stand-up comedian had previously made objectionable statements about Indian women, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and India in his ” comedy show.

Vir Das mocked Hindu religion, deities and culture, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti said in his statement.

After Munawar Farooqui, it is now Hindu organizations that have started to protest against comedian Vir Das.