Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicMunawar Faruqui

Topic: Munawar Faruqui

Authoritarianism is passé. BJP govt imposing its thinking on our lives, art, entertainment

The middle-class does cares about democracy and freedom — but only up to a point.

Cancelled Delhi show after threats, didn’t announce it publicly earlier, says Munawar

Delhi Police denied permission to Munawar's event, citing risk to communal harmony. This came two days after VHP had written objecting to the event and threatening to protest.

Delhi Police denies permission for comedian Munawar Faruqui’s show

The licensing unit of Delhi Police denied permission after the local central district police wrote a report stating that 'the show will affect communal harmony in the area'.

Munawar Faruqui’s jokes caused ‘communal tension’, VHP asks Delhi Police to cancel his show

VHP said it will hold protests if the show isn't cancelled. Last Saturday, Faruqui held a show in Hyderabad amid tight security after Telangana BJP chief gave a boycott call.

BJP suspends MLA T Raja Singh after his arrest in Hyderabad for ‘insulting Prophet’

T. Raja Singh made the 'derogatory comments about Muslims' in a YouTube video in response to Faruqui's comedy show held in Hyderabad Saturday. The politician has promised a part 2.

Mohd Zubair got bail, but the guiding principle of India’s justice system is still in jail

Nupur Sharma and Mohammed Zubair are on the opposite sides of the political divide, but the Supreme Court's relief to them reaffirms that 'bail, not jail' is the rule.

Muslim comedians standing up against Islamophobia—one self-deprecating joke at a time

While prominent Muslim personalities keep silent, these stand-up artists are punching themselves down, metaphorically, in an attempt to counter prejudice.

Not hate speech if stand-up comics poke fun at religion, but it is when evangelists do: Madras HC

Hearing a plea filed by a priest booked for allegedly mocking Hindus, Madras HC draws distinction between those who can seek immunity from criminal prosecution in hate speech cases.

Munawar Faruqui, love after Covid, Old Monk — the best of ThePrint Features in 2021

These are the top 10 most read and debated Feature articles from ThePrint in 2021.

SRK, Munawar, Shami – 2021 showed the fragility of Indian Muslims’ celebrity status

2021 is a reminder that the rising Hindutva hate won't give a free pass to a successful Muslim icon. And silence isn't a safe choice either.

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Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

78% of Indian abortions are outside clinics, even with a good law

Women have, and always will, need abortions. Our job as policymakers and programme implementers is to empower them to do so.
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.


Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.