February 28, 2021 8:38 am
P Chidambaram writes: Just as we were giving up hope, there are signs that the defence of individual liberty is not a lost cause.
February 17, 2021 8:22 am
While Faruqui was granted ad-interim bail by the Supreme Court on February 5, two of the show organisers – Prakhar Vyas and Edwin Anthony – who were arrested with him, were granted bail by the Indore bench of the high court on February 12.
February 14, 2021 7:07 pm
Stating that the "herd mentality of fighting on the internet" as well as "someone's politics" can ruin a person's life, Munawar Faruqui said he had to suffer for something which he had not done.
February 13, 2021 3:06 am
In his order, Justice Rohit Arya stated that the two were granted “temporary bail maintaining parity in light of the order dated February 5” passed by the Supreme Court.
February 12, 2021 4:35 pm
Faruqui and four others were arrested on January 1, following a complaint by a BJP MLA's son that objectionable remarks about Hindu deities and Home Minister Amit Shah were passed during a comedy show at a cafe in Indore on New Year's Day.
February 12, 2021 4:36 pm
Earlier Munawar and Priyam Vyas were released on bail, while Nalin Yadav and Sadaqat Khan, the other accused in the case, are still languishing in jail. Sadaqat's bail plea was rejected, for the second time, by the Indore district court on Tuesday.
February 10, 2021 8:23 am
Sadaqat, accused of being involved in the show’s organisation, moved the sessions court seeking bail on the basis of 'parity' (similar circumstances), as Faruqui was granted interim bail by the Supreme Court four days ago.
February 09, 2021 7:08 pm
Faruqui was arrested in Indore on January 1 following a complaint by Eklavya Singh Gaur, the son of BJP MLA Malini Singh Gaur and convenor of local outfit Hindu Rakshak, that the comedian allegedly hurt Hindu religious sentiments during a comedy show.
February 08, 2021 2:20 am
The Supreme Court had on Friday granted ad-interim bail to Faruqui, who was arrested on January 1, and issued notice to the Madhya Pradesh police in a case registered against him for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.
February 06, 2021 10:01 pm
The Supreme Court on Friday while granting interim bail to comedian Munawar Faruqui said that there are allegations that the procedure laid down under law was not followed in the case before carrying out the arrests.