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Comedian who ‘insulted’ Hindu deities denied bail, court rejects plea for second time

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After hearing arguments from both the parties, Additional District and Sessions Judge Yatindra Kumar Guru rejected the bail application of Nalin Yadav, a resident of Indore, Gujarat, Junagadh, Gujarat.

Madhya Pradesh (Madhya Pradesh) Gujarat’s position on allegations of making offensive remarks during a comedy show in Indore ComedianMunawar Farooqi On Tuesday, the Indore Sessions Court refused to grant bail to another accused. The two were arrested on January 1 on charges of being the son of a local BJP MLA.

After hearing arguments from both the parties, Additional District and Sessions Judge Yatindra Kumar Guru rejected the bail application of Nalin Yadav, a resident of Indore, Gujarat, Junagadh, Gujarat. During the argument in court, Farooqi and Yadav’s lawyer Anukushan Srivastava said that the allegations against both their clients in the FIR were vague and the case was filed under political pressure.

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Srivastava said in his plea that both his clients are artists and he did not make any comment on the comedy show organized in the city on New Year which hurt the religious feelings of any person. State counsel Bimal, on the other hand, strongly objected to Farooqi and Yadav’s bail application in the mixed court. He said the two accused were involved in a comedy show held at a cafe in the city’s 56-shop area during the corona virus infection, without the administration’s permission.

Prosecutors emphasized the FIR’s allegation that the show was ridiculed by Hindu deities and that the show was obscene, with minors among the audience. Earlier on January 2, the Chief Judicial Magistrate of the district court rejected the bail pleas of five accused in the case, including Farooqi and Yadav.

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Local BJP MLA Eklavya Singh Gaur had on January 5 filed a case against Farooqi and four others involved in organizing a comedy program at Tukoganj police station. The MLA’s son alleged that obscene remarks were made on the occasion about Hindu deities, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and the Godhra incident. According to eyewitnesses, Eklavya arrived at the event as an audience with his colleagues. He made a fuss in protest of the offensive remarks and after the program was stopped, five people, including Farooqi, were arrested and handed over to the police.

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Police officials said that under Section 295 (intentional acts of intent to injure a class of religious sentiments), five persons were arrested for the controversial program under Section 298 of the Indian Penal Code (issuance of religious sentiments) with intentional intent) and other related provisions. Another man was later arrested for being involved in organizing the event.

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