Munawar Faruqi in a still taken from his YouTube video ‘Munawar Faruqi Leaving Comedy’. Photo: YouTube
Munawar Faruqi in a still taken from his YouTube video ‘Munawar Faruqi Leaving Comedy’. Photo: YouTube
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In Modi’s India, comedians can now be jailed for ‘intent’ to tell a joke – as Munawar Faruqi found out

  • Munawar Faruqi spent 38 days behind bars earlier this year after a Hindu nationalist accused him of ‘intending’ to outrage religious sentiments
  • The 28-year-old Muslim comedian was eventually granted bail following a Supreme Court intervention. He’s trying to see the funny side of it all

Munawar Faruqi in a still taken from his YouTube video ‘Munawar Faruqi Leaving Comedy’. Photo: YouTube
Munawar Faruqi in a still taken from his YouTube video ‘Munawar Faruqi Leaving Comedy’. Photo: YouTube
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