The November 11 performance of actor-comedian Vir Das in Bengaluru has been postponed after protests from a Hindu organization
Bengaluru: The November 11 performance of actor-comedian Vir Das in Bengaluru has been postponed after protests from a Hindu organization. Hindu Janajagruthi Samiti (HJS), a right-wing organisation, raised objections to cancelling the show.
In opposition to Das’ upcoming show in Bengaluru, the right-wing organisation filed a police complaint on Monday, claiming that he insults Hinduism.
The show was scheduled to take place at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall in Malleshwaram.
The Hindu Janajagruthi Samiti had previously complained, asking that the stand-up comedian’s event be cancelled because it offended Hindus’ religious feelings and painted a poor picture of India. Karnataka has been struggling with a number of law and order issues as a result of racial events.
The comedian Vir Das had sparked controversy over a speech he delivered amid his performance in the United States. He was severely criticised on social media, with people calling him out for “insulting India.”
“I come from two Indias” is a YouTube video that was posted by Vir Das. He performed at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.