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'Comedy Just a Garb, This Is an Anti-Minority Move'

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Munawar Faruqui, the stand up comic from Gujarat, who was apprehended by some people during his performance, was subsequently arrested and denied bail on the grounds that his act was allegedly offensive to Hindu deities.

Munawar Faruqui, the stand up comic from Gujarat, who was apprehended by some people during his performance, was subsequently arrested and denied bail on the grounds that his act was allegedly offensive to Hindu deities. He has been in jail for a week now. Since then, Faruqui has received support on social media and beyond, from artists and activists alike. Aparna from the Indian Cultural Forum talks to another stand up comic -- one of the few women in this creative industry, Aditi Mittal, about the incident, the politics of offence taking, and the freedom to laugh.

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