A Hindu group named the Jai Shri Ram Sena sent a memorandum to Pune’s commissioner of police demanding that the anti-hindu comedian Munawar Faruqui’s performances on the 15th and 16th of July 2022 be cancelled. The Jai Shri Ram Sena also issued a warning, stating that they will stage protests if the performances were not cancelled. After this memorandum, the show of anti hindu comedian got cancelled and Munawar Faruqui made a post on his Instagram indicating that the Pune event was cancelled for whatever reason. The Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Hall in Pune served as the venue for the event. On 1st of January, Munawar Faruqui in his show insulted Prabhu Shree Ram and Ma Sita. A case was registered against him by the Madhya Pradesh police under 295A, 298, 269, 188, and 34 of the Indian Penal Code. He was also arrested and later released on bail.
Jai Shree Ram Sena in the memorandum submitted to the commissioner of police wrote “We are an organization named Jai Shri Ram Sena Sanghatan, working towards the welfare of underprivileged Hindus. We are writing to inform you that Munawar Faruqui, a self-proclaimed comedian from Gujarat and an accused in an ongoing criminal case lodged for his offensive speech against Hindu deities is visiting Pune on 15th July 2022 for performing his Talk Show titled ‘Dongri to Nowhere’ (a name inspired from most wanted criminal Dawood Ibrahim’s biography Dongri to Dubai). Munawar Faruqui’s sense of humour can be detailed in gist as follows: He asked farmers to grow weed. He made fun of NRC by making a song. In this song, he has associated NRC with the Delhi riots by naming the song as NRC and Delhi riots song. He specializes in insulting Hindu gods. He insulted Lord Ram and Goddess Sita.”
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