Why comparison between attack on Munawar Faruqui & Charlie Hebdo is an utter non-sense

Last Modified Wednesday, 6 January 2021 (17:10 IST)
-Noopur Jambhekar
 
People of India have always been considered somewhat intolerant and when it comes to religion or gods, there’s always someone who will make remarks at the an opponent or his beliefs.What good does it bring? No one knows that.(PIC-UNI)
Recently one such incident happened in Indore near the 56 shops area at a café named Monroe Café; a comedian was giving his performance that had a huge number of audiences. In the audience was a group of boys among which one was the son of local BJP MLA Malini Laxman Singh Gaur.
 
The comedian made derogatory comments at Hindu deities and Amit Shah which wasn’t liked by the group of boys and they stopped his show in between to take him to the nearest police station.

The comedian who allegedly made such comments at the Hindu gods was first beaten up along with his four other friends, by the group of boys before being taken to the police station.
Isn’t freedom of speech granted to us by the constitution?

Yes, it is. But there’s a limit to what you can speak badly about! Comedy is not done by making fun of someone or hurting their feelings on purpose. It’s a different way of looking at
situations to have a light and humorous perspective.

I came across some people who tweeted in support of the comedian comparing his freedom of speech to the incident of Charlie Hebdo.“Comedian Munawar Faruqui beaten up by Hindutva Mob. Alleged making derogatory comments about Hindu deties. Where are those Hindutva and
Librandus who was supporting France in the name of Freedom of Speech. Where
is freedom of speech of Munawar Faruqui.”, said a user.
 
The incident that had happened at was nowhere like the one that happened in Indore. The comedian here pursued the audience by insulting the religion and the culture of the Hindus, whereas, Charlie Hebdo has been famous for making satirical content and not intending to hurt anybody’s ideologies. What Munawar did was not only disrespecting to a part of the community but also an irresponsible act.
 
Munawar has been arrested along with his friends and their bail has been denied by the police and they’re sent to judicial custody. They were booked under sections 295-A (outraging religious feelings), 269 (unlawful or negligent act likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life) and other provisions.
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