Vir Das row: Booked after making “derogatory statements against India”

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After performing a seven minutes monologue in the Kennedy Centre on Monday, two cases were filed against the comedian.

Highlights:

  • Vir’s new video caused massive outrage 
  • Two complaints has been filed against Vir Das 
  • Vir Das gets banned from Madhya Pradesh
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After a seven minute long monologue “Two India” was released on Monday by Vir Das, the netizens sparked massive outrage on twitter. Within no time the twitter was flooded with the hashtag #Virdas, making it one of the trending hashtags of the day. 

Two tweets with hashtag #Virdas

Two complaints have been filed against Vir Das with the Mumbai Police by the high court lawyer Ashutosh Dubey and Delhi Police on Tuesday for making “derogatory statements against India”.

In the video Vir Das has touched several political, reginal, and national issues. He started his monologue by saying, “ I come from an India where we worship women during the day and gangrape them during the night” which is often used by the netizens to paint India as an unsafe place for women to the world. Ahead of Durga Puja, the same argument changes to ‘worshipping women for 9 days’ and raping them for the rest of the year. 

The other statement which he threw at the audience of Kennedy Center was “I come from an India where we bleed blue every time when we play green. But every time we lose to green, we turn orange all of a sudden” which elaborates the recent crimes that were witnessed after India lost the T20 World Cup to Pakistan.

The monologue by Vir Das performed in the Kennedy Center

This is not the first time that a comedian has been targeted by the Indians after a sketch or a show. Starting from Tanmay Bhatt, founding member of AIB was targeted in 2015 and 2016 for his sketches and jokes. The Mumbai Police had asked Facebook and Youtube to block Tanmay from their portal. After Tanmay many other comedians were targeted, such as Kiku Sharda, Kapil Sharma, Agrima Joshua, Kunal Kamra, Munawar Faruqui