Ashutosh Dubey, a legal adviser to the ruling Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party said he filed a complaint with the Mumbai police Tuesday against Das’ “inflammatory” Commenti.
In un post to Twitter, Dubey accused Das of
“defaming and spoiling the image of India in the USA.
Indian filmmaker Ashoke Pandit said Das “should be immediately arrested” for his comments.
“I see a terrorist in this man called #VirDas
,” lui wrote on Twitter Tuesday
, adding Das should be
“tried under terror laws.
In a statement posted to Twitter Tuesday, Das defended his monologue, aggiungendo che lui “takes pride” in India.
“The video is a satire about the duality of two very separate Indias, that do different things,” Egli ha detto. “Like any nation has light and dark, good and evil within it. None of this is a secret.”
Nel frattempo, Das has received support from several opposition politicians, giornalisti, and activists.
, a lawmaker with the opposition Congress Party
, said Das
“spoke for millions
” in un inviare
“A stand-up comedian who knows the real meaning of the term ‘stand up’ is not physical but moral,” Egli ha detto.
Another Congress lawmaker, Kapil Sibal, also backed Das. “None can doubt that there are two India’s [sic]. Just that we don’t want an Indian to tell the world about it,” he wrote on Twitter Wednesday. “We are intolerant and hypocritical.”
Negli ultimi mesi, some Indian comedians have raised fears about what they say is an escalating crackdown on free speech by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.
Muslim comedian Munawar Faruqui was arrested in January for allegedly making
” about Hindu gods
, according to CNN affiliate CNN-News18
. Faruqui was granted bail by the Supreme Court in February
, News18 reported