Delhi Police refuse permission to Munawar Faruqui’s comedy show

New Delhi, August 27 (KMS): The Delhi Police have rejected permission for a show by comedian Munawar Faruqui that was scheduled to take place in the city tomorrow.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the permission was rejected after the Vishwa Hindu Parishad wrote to Delhi Police Commissioner, Sanjay Arora, seeking cancellation of the permission granted to the show. The outfit, along with the Bajrang Dal, had also warned of protests if the police failed to cancel the show.

On August 23, the licensing branch of the police had given permission for the event at the Dr SPM Civic Centre, Kedarnath Sahni Auditorium. However, Joint Commissioner of Police (licensing branch) OP Mishra said that permission was rejected after authorities received a report from the local district police.

“Local police conducted an enquiry and submitted their report to the licensing branch in which they informed them that the show will affect communal harmony in the area and they should cancel permission,” an official told the newspaper. The official added that the licensing branch then wrote to the organisers, informing them about the cancellation of permission.

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