Comedian Vir Das’ show cancelled in Bengaluru after police complaint by Hindutva body

Pramesh S Jain & Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)

T he Hindu Janajagruti Samithi,a city based pro-Hindu outfit,has filed a complaint with the Vyalikaval Police Station against Vir Das comedy show,seeking it’s cancellation.

The show by Vir Das, a stand up comedian,was scheduled at the Chowdaiah Memorial Hall in Malleswaram on 10 November.

The state spokesman of HJS in his complaint said that the comedy show hurts the religious sentiments of Hindus and shows India in a bad light.

He accused Vir Das of making derogatory statements against women,Prime Minister Narendra Modi,at a show held in John F Kennedy Center in Washington DC.

His show had denigrated India and criticized Indians of worshipping during the day,and raping them at night.

A case was registered by the Mumbai and Delhi Police as it was a serious offence under IPC, he said in his complaint.

He further said that in this context it was not right to allow such a controversial person to hold the show in a communally sensitive area like Bengaluru.

When Karnataka is facing many law and order problems due to communal incidents, such events which could vitiate law and order should not be allowed, he said.