Now, Karnataka police deny permission to stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra shows


Bengaluru, Dec 2 (IANS): Close on the heels of denying permission to stand-up comedy show of Munawar Faruqui citing law and order problems, the Karnataka Police have denied permission to yet another stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra to stage his shows in Bengaluru.

Kunal Kamra, a vocal critic of the present ruling establishment has stated that the shows scheduled for 20 days have been cancelled in the backdrop of threats and denial of permission by the police.

However, the act of Karnataka Police denying permission for the stand-up comedy shows of Kunal Kamra and Munawar Farooqui has drawn sharp criticism on social media.

Kunal Kamra wrote on his Twitter, "Hello Bengaluru People. I am happy to inform that my shows in Bengaluru scheduled over the next 20 days have been cancelled. They have been cancelled for two reasons. Firstly, we didn't get special permission to seat 45 people in the venue that seat more. Secondly threats have been made to shut down the venue if I were to perform.

"I guess this is also part of the Covid protocol and new guidelines. I suppose I am seen as a variant of the virus now. For those who were wondering how 'A Kamra' goes on the perform while a Faruqui has had to quit comedy' we can find solace in the fact that the ruling class is at least trying to oppress with equality," he stated with irony.

"May be if we continue down the road of equal oppression, we would get to a point of equal liberation, in a post climate change era," he opined.

He has also put up five steps to get the show cancelled and ridiculed the ruling establishment.

The police earlier in the case of Munawar Faruqui stated that the stand-up comedian is a controversial figure as he has made controversial statements on other religions and gods. The police also cited examples of cases registered against Munawar in Tukoganj police station of Indore in Madhya Pradesh and other states. They also claimed that many states have banned his shows.

Munawar Faruqui had tweeted, "Nafrat jeet hai, Artist haar gaya. I'm done! Goodbye! INJUSTICE". (victory of hatred, defeat of an artist)





 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    By not allowing the famous stand up Comedian Kunal..., the actions of double engine govt., amounts acknowledge the fun as real..., In fact Kamra got more publicity than he otherwise get for his shows..., As some one rightly said.... "One Country One Jokara" is the order of the day...

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  • Shiv k, Bangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    COmedians (on politics etc ) ...can ridicule / poke fun ..only if the govt not doing well If the govt doing well then they are not in business ....

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    BJP became jokes across India, so why professional stand up comedians required for entertainment ??? Just look at BJPigs & their statements, you will be entertained !!! Start from Sambit patra, Sulebele, Manoj tiwari, Sadhu seksi maharaj & Godi media anchors.....

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  • Kumar, Al Khor, Qatar

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Stand up comedians must follow the discipline like Gangavathi Pranesh, Richard Louis, Sudha Baraguru, Dr. Krishnegowda...... So nice... They do comedy without controversies....

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  • Harold Dcunha, Mangalore, India.

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    Controversies always occur when the ruling government wanted to hide the truth. Failures have many excuses and they survive only on blaming others.

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  • Kumar, Al Khor, Qatar

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    Harold Dcunha, Mangalore, India... Real comedians prove comedy can be made without controversy. Fake comedians bring in politics, sex and many other things for ridiculing counterparts....

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  • Ranjan, Bangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Day to day --it is pressure cooker situations - for -- common man -- ------------------ This Govt is throttling even COMIC relief -! This GOVT which takes pot shots at Congress and the Great former PM - PANDITJI -- J. NEHRU - Nehru had this to say to the famous cartoonist - SHANKAR --K Shankar Pillai , Don’t Spare Me, Shankar! at the launch of Shankar's weekly-- How much has changed -

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Whatsapp University uncle. Yes yes, Savarkar got freedom for India and Nehru is responsible for Covid.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Our ex late PM Vajpai's speech and his body language used to be imitated by so many stand up comedians, especially by Shekar Suman ( ye acchi baath nanhi)

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  • AD, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    I think the ban will be reconsidered if Kunal would confine himself to Pappu jokes.

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  • Af,,,, Mangaluru

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    do comedy in the favor of Feku you will be allowed to comedy.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    I wonder why Comedians are scared of Comedians ...

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  • roy Indian, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    i don't think police have any problem with stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra shows. BJP and anddh bakths have problem . k unal kamra is citizen of India and he have right to speak and make comedy . same likewise modi ,yogi, arnab goswami, Sambit Patra ,nalin all this are comedian of India is it right why friends ...........

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    If Police think there will be a Law snd Order problem, then they are well within their rights... Who social media... nonsense,? Armchair and twitter farters ! These useless comedians don't understand the trail of distaste they leave behind.... As it is, it's a very fragile and inflammatory situation, then why allow fuel to be put in fire !We all know how the Opposition twisted History in almost everything leading upto our freedom struggle and after and passed successfully !! Why crib now when 2 sarphira comedians are stopped... making fun of our religious beliefs and so on. Let them do the same thing in the Middle East and see... Useless fellows...

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  • Mathew, Udupi

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Well said 'Mr frog in the well'. The world has evolved but you remain stagnant. If you don't like comedy shows, don't attend. No one is forcing you. But you can't decide other people's choices. No one gives you that right.

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  • william, mangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Bhandarkar, I am sure you can do the task very well on behalf of these two stand up comedians. But mind it everything you do should be in favor of our one and only useless comedian cum politician.

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Got it William ! Who else but Paps? Rigt? He is the best in business.I have written lots on him.Do you all want more? Read what Mamta said about him yesterday. This chap was congratulating her the other day, when he got Zero! What better comedian than that fellow? And what is this Matts yapping about? Does not add up to what I said... Is he going to stage a show in the Middle East making fun of the rulers, their religion there? Matts will be rounded off to Zero in no time ! Caution him.. Frog in well... he has learnt that's all. Nonsense.

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  • Rajesh G., Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Maamu, you are a much better comedian. But can you stand up?

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    ಓ, Rajesaa!, If I sit and deliver you cannot take it ! Want me to stand up and land a knock out punch?? Your existence here depends on my comments, like some many others.. Got it?? Think write something on your very own. Deriding others comes easy. Learning doesn't. Stand up first, don't be a parasite here too. It shows your trait. Got the punch? No? Then go for a walk. Then start learning from A...

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  • Thomas Andrade, Toronto

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Those who were condemning Emergency in 1977 have now imposed Emergency 2. The requirement to get permission to perform such shows is to polish the shoes of our ruling politicians. Kangana, are you listening?

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Karnataka is already known as UP of South and India is known as UP of the World

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Well noted & thanks for the update., I didn't knew that GODI is patented... & owned by ..... by the way... i am on a sabbatical mode.... beginning 2022 you may not going to find my responses/views/comments/humors.... Can you clarify... am i allowed to use words like FEKU or FEKUISM or 2014 70 yrs etc., is it generic or patented to some.... (seeking your advise for my rest of this year upto dec'21)

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  • Rampanna, Udupi

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    What has my beloved country become? Comedians need police permission to crack a joke, UAPA is slapped on journalists for reporting news, and sedition charges are filed against ordinary citizens for one tweet. Sorry to say that this is just not limited to central government or BJP ruled states. The same is happening in WB and Maharashtra too. And meanwhile, a convicted corrupt ex-minster like Laloo Yadav gets an audience from the leader of the main opposition party!!

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  • NITIN SHETTY, bangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    we live in a country where judges are doing politics politicians are doing comedy comedians are doing journalism journalists are acting like judges & citizens are acting like brain dead bhakts..

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  • Vishwadeepak, Mangalore/dxb

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Korle kai..

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  • Anand Kumar, Mangalore Kudla

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Best comment of the year Shettre! Super!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    In India only Comedians can become Politicians ...

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Sir, What about Chaiwala's....., Hindusta has comedians who clicked digital camera & send the photo's via email even before it become commercially available..., clouds Stoping radaaar's., gutter gas used for chai... etc., 1940's leftover idle coaches get converted into Covid centres.., etc., to name a few.... Hindustan is famous for Humour...,also known as the land of DOMBARATAWALA's...

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Yes .Jossey..

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  • Gopal Manohar, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Law and problems are only in BJP ruled states. If the Police department cant restore law and order in Karnataka State, they why do we want Police? Why they should be paid from tax payers money? Should the Police department dance to the tune of BJP govt or they should be impartial? Do you think that BJP govt would get elected in the coming election? Then what will the Police do? If the RSS, VHP, BD and other communal minded people dont like stand up comedy show, let them not go to the show.

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  • Sunil Rai, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    When comedians like this exercise their freedom of speech, they are called popular. But when people like Kangana exercise her freedom of speech she is branded controversial. Is this not media bias?

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  • Save Democracy, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Biggest comedian of Karnataka is Nalin Kumar. Yes Dollar vs Rupees rates have become same as inflows from US, UK and other countries having andh bhakths ... sending Dollars to P.M cares fund.

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  • Rohan Karkera, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Excuse me? Where exactly has both of'em spewed hate? Unlike kangana Runout who's jobless now calls people terrorists, and what not! Also, isn't she performing freely? What's stopping her? Bhakths should realise that their Whatabout-ary doesn't work anymore.

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  • NITIN SHETTY, bangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Karnataka is slowly becoming the UP of the south and more worrying is that karnataka people are happy about it.

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    .Mr kamra your political inclination should not be displayed in the name of comedy to public..

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    But godi news anchors can show political inclination in the name of comedy news reporting.

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  • SHAMSHUDDIN MOHAMMED, dammam saudi arabia

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    What about Sony Televsion Comedy King Jobless now ? If he may support BJP then Safe........................

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    just forget saying anything against changu and mangu and the besharam janara party...even NDTV is silenced by the saffron thugs...time to kick out the party from the country in the coming elections.aisa laath maro ki jaake nithyananda kaumuka swamy ka kailasa meing ghir jayeee aur usko naachne ko saathi mil jaaye.

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  • Edmond, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    This comedian should go to Islamic countries and do the jokes on the majority religion and govt there. then they will understand why their shows are banned in india.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Next who's turn????. Any guess????

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  • SJM, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Currently, we have Eshwarappan as a free stand-up joker, so no need to reach out to Kunal Kamra. S

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    It's only a mimicry or imitating for entertainment and non one should get annoyed by the comedians action. If our political leaders are innocent or without any blemish why they should take it as an insult. PM it self portrays opposition members in his election speeches and if an stand up comedian expresses the fact hey get insulted. Better to take Navjoth Siddhu's help. He perform without any fear ! Where is freedom of speech and expression. This is called secular country under BJP indirect dictatorial rule.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    India has become a Comedy Circus ...

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  • Wilfred Fernandes, Vamadapadavu/Dubai

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    One Country One Joker - No Place for others.

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  • Vishwadeepak, Mangalore/dxb

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Korle kai..haha..

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  • Satish, shirva

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    after formers, now comedians are threat to nations

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    We are in age when jokes aretaken seriously and serious business taken as jokes.This ought to raise eye brows.

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Its systematic killing of freedom of speech despite we are living in a democratic country !! even our PM doesn't like the questions from PRESS !!!! He needs to rule the country like DICTATOR. You can see that in GAURI killing and recently talking about HAMSALEKHA !! Its a clear indication of intolerance

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Its matter associated with - "GODI Media"....

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  • jb, mlore

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    UAE govt has passed a rule , if anyone sitting in UAE and defames another country he will be jailed with a heavy fine . Please read that news and then post comments sensibly here .

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  • Manav, Udupi

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Is UAE a democracy? Check the facts first.

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  • Chandugidi, Panja

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Wa UAE, moolu kanda dha baritt kuldhu baguluni

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Law and order problems creates only in BJP ruled states :D.....Interesting to see andhbhaktas logic behind his ban. Earlier they have given communal angle for Munawwar Faroqui's ban.

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