After Gujarat, Mumbai and Goa, the latest place to deny Munawar Faruqui the chance to perform comedy is Bengaluru. In a letter shared with event organisers yesterday, Bengaluru’s Ashokanagar Police have suggested that Faruqui’s show at the Good Shepherd Auditorum this evening be cancelled citing the disturbance of “public peace and harmony which could further lead to Low [sic] & order problems.”
The letter also mentions Munawar’s alleged indiscretions, stating that “Faruqui is a controversial figure as he was been in controversial statements and on other religion Gods.” The letter continues to state the various cases filed against Faruqui in different states, specifically mentioning a case registered in Madhya Pradesh.
Faruqui took to social media to express his anguish, writing that the Bengaluru show was going to be used to generate funds for Puneeth Rajkumar’s charity organisation. Faruqui added that the show has a censor certificate and that the only reason his shows have been cancelled is the threats to the venue and audience. On the back of 12 shows being cancelled in the last two months, Faruqui has dejectedly stated, “I think this is the End”.