The Madhya Pradesh High Court has rejected the bail plea of stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui.

“It is the constitutional duty of every citizen of the country and also of the States to promote harmony and the spirit of common brotherhood amongst all the people of India irrespective of religious, linguistic, regional or sectional diversities and to value and preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture,” the Court said.

Earlier on Monday (January 25), the Madhya Pradesh High Court had reserved its order on the bail plea filed by stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui.

Reserving its order on Monday (January 25) on the bail plea of Munawar Faruqui, the single-judge bench led by Justice Rohit Arya of the Madhya Pradesh High Court had said, “Such people must not be spared”.

“Why you take undue advantage of other’s religious sentiments and emotions. What is wrong with your mindset? How can you do this for the purpose of business?” said Justice Rohit Arya while reserving the order.

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Munawar Faruqui has been languishing in jail since January 2.

Munawar Faruqui was arrested by the police based on a complaint filed by Eklavya Singh Gaur, who happens to be the son of local BJP MLA Malini Laxman Singh Gaur.

Eklavya Singh Gaur is also the convenor of a local Hindutva outfit – Hindu Rakshak.

Gaur in his complaint had alleged that Munawar Faruqui had insulted Hindu Gods and deities.

Earlier, two bail pleas filed by Faruqui’s lawyers were also rejected.

This is the third bail plea and the first one in the Madhya Pradesh High Court.

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