“I come from two Indias” : Vir Das’s monologue in US defames and spoils the image of India

Mumbai : Comedian Vir Das, who is known for giving controversial statements, is being brutally trolled by online users for his “I come from two Indias’ monologue that apparently “insults the nation”.

Das, who is currently in the US, had uploaded a video on YouTube, titled “I come from two Indias” that was part of his recent performance at the John F Kennedy Centre in Washington DC.

In the six-minute video, Das talks about the duality of the country and mentions some of the most topical issues India is facing, from its battle against COVID-19, incidents of rapes, crackdown against comedians to the farmers’ protests.

Vir Das should not be allowed to work on any platform – FWICE president BN Tiwari

Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) President BN Tiwari has decided that their members will not work with the comedian. Speaking to ETimes, he reiterates, “Vir Das should not be allowed to work on any platform. I would request all makers to not cooperate with him and not work with him. Any individual who insults our God and Goddesses and the country has no right to be in this country. Vir Das has to apologise and not make excuses that the edited versions are floating around. Our members will not work with him”.

Act of Vir Das is an act of terrorism; should be arrested under #UAPA and tried under terror laws – Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit

Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit, too, has lashed out against Vir over the video. After tweeting, “I see a terrorist in this man called #Virdas. He is one of those members of a sleeper cell who has waged a war against our country on foreign land. Should be immediately arrested under #UAPA and tried under terror laws,” he spoke to ETimes, further explaining his reaction.

“This act of Vir Das is an act of terrorism. Abusing your own country on foreign land is nothing but an act of terrorism, so he should be tried under all terror laws and he should be put behind bars. This country is not a country of rapists, this country is one of the strongest countries of the world, and the entire world has accepted the strength of India,” he proclaims, adding, “Vir Das and gang of urban naxals like Arundhati Roy, Kunal Kaamra, and the tukde tukde gang, have been abusing India on a foreign land so that it indirectly hits the image of our Prime Minister.

I’ve never heard Vir Das say that the Sikhs have been massacred in this country, Kashmiri Hindus are killed–never seen them talking about such things”.

Ashoke went on to add how this video is a form of terrorism and no less than bullets and bombs. “Moreover, in the name of humour, you can’t get away with your act of terror. Hiding behind the image of a humorist, you are doing the same what the terrorists do. You don’t have the right to do so. These people are habitual offenders and doing it on different platforms, but the country is not going to accept these so-called jokers when the dignity and honour of the country is concerned. The country has taken him head-on, that is why he has come out with a silly response to it.
I appeal to the Home Minister of India that Vir Das should be tried under terror laws so that it is a sign to all such people belonging to urban naxals, who are out there to defame our country”.

Complaint filed against ‘comedian’ Vir Das for ‘defaming and spoiling the image of India’

Advocate Ashutosh J Dubey, a practising legal solicitor at Bombay High Court and the legal advisor of BJP-Maharashtra

A complaint has been filed against comedian Vir Das with the Mumbai police, soon after he shared a Youtube video of his unhinged rant against India at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC. Advocate Ashutosh J Dubey, a practising legal solicitor at Bombay High Court and the legal advisor of BJP-Maharashtra shared a copy of the complaint he filed against the comedian through his Twitter account.

In his complaint, a copy of which was also marked to the commissioner of police, Mumbai, the complainant accused Das of “defaming and spoiling the image of India in the USA”, which he said, “is venomous and inflammatory”.

Advocate Dubey accused the ‘comedian’ of willfully spelling inciting and derogatory statements against India, Indian women and the Prime Minister of India in his show at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC.

Criticising Vir Das for the portion of his monologue where he painted India as an unsafe place for women to the world, the complainant wrote that Das made it appear that the phenomenon of worshipping female deities in India is a mere gimmick where otherwise the heinous crime of rape against women is carried out unhinged.

In his 7-minute monologue, Vir Das had claimed, “I come from an India where we worship women during the day and gangrape them during the night.”

Advocate Dubey further stated that Vir Das made derogatory remarks against the Prime Minister of India, alleging him of committing fraud and mishandling the PM CARES Fund. Das had also reportedly called PM Modi the biggest threat to the Union of India.

Dubey further wrote that Vir Das’ statement tries to portray India as the greatest threat to Indian democracy, which is false and looks to be made solely to instil fear and hatred in the Indian people.

“He attracts IPC sections amongst others and it is necessary to issue notice to the intermediaries to take the appropriate action failing which the Indian Comedian (Vir Das) must be acted upon as per the provisions of law”, wrote the lawyer.

Prior to sharing the copy of the complaint, advocate Dubey, in a Tweet had said, “Vir Das is spoiling the image of India, Defaming India in the USA. Action should be taken against Vir Das from every corner of India. I will help legally when you needed”.

On Monday (November 16), comedian Vir Das shared a Youtube video wherein he went on an unhinged rant against India at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC.

Das used humour to push anti-India propaganda in his 7-minute monologue. He talked about politics, religion, and nationality, all while instilling fear that India, which was once built by great men, would soon be forgotten. The comedian carefully sandwiched the propaganda material between comic elements and punchlines in his tirade.

Besides spreading lies and raking up internal matters to deride India and particularly Hindus on foreign soil, Vir Das also resorted to fear-mongering about losing the ‘idea of India’. He had concluded, “But as I stand here before you, I am reminded that I represent a great people. Great people, who built a great thing (India) that is turning into a memory.”

Source : OpIndia

Delhi BJP vice president and spokesperson Aditya Jha

A BJP leader from Delhi has lodged a complaint against actor-comedian Vir Das alleging that he used “derogatory” statements against India at an international platform with an intention to malign the country’s image, police said on November 17.

In his complaint lodged at the New Delhi district police station, Delhi BJP vice president and spokesperson Aditya Jha has alleged that Mr. Das, during the show at the John F. Kennedy Centre in Washington DC, said in India, women are worshipped in the day and raped at night.

All such “derogatory” statements were made on an international platform maligning the image of women and the country, Mr. Jha claimed, reported by The Hindu.

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