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Comic Vir Das' 'I Come From 2 Indias' Video Prompts Case By BJP Leader


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Comic Vir Das urged folks to “cheer for the nation with hope, not hate”.

New Delhi:

Comic Vir Das’s viral “I come from two Indias” video, furiously debated on social media, has provoked a police grievance by a BJP chief. Aditya Jha, a spokesperson of the BJP in Delhi, has filed a grievance with the Delhi Police accusing Vir Das of belittling the nation on international soil.

Mr Jha tweeted a video saying he “won’t tolerate anybody insulting our nation overseas” and can combat for the arrest of Vir Das.

“I’ll take this combat to a decisive finish. I would like Vir Das to be arrested in order that nobody can malign the nation like this,” Mr Jha says, urging folks to help his trigger.

Vir Das on Monday posted a video filmed at his present at Washington’s Kennedy Centre. In a six-minute monologue, he describes two contrasting faces of the nation and refers to many latest controversial subjects in broad strokes.

“I come from an India that has the most important working inhabitants below 30 on the planet however nonetheless listens to 75-year-old leaders with 150-year-old concepts,” he says within the viral monologue.

Many shared his strains on Twitter. Vir Das was additionally trolled in equal measure.

Because the video racked up tens of 1000’s of views, a brief clip posted on Twitter generated a lot fireplace: “I come from an India the place we worship ladies through the day and gang-rape them through the evening.”

The 42-year-old stand-up comedian final night put out a clarification that he by no means meant to insult the nation, that his piece was a satire.

“The video is a satire concerning the duality of two very separate Indias that do various things. Like every nation has gentle and darkish, good and evil inside it. None of it is a secret. The video appeals for us to always remember that we’re nice. To by no means cease specializing in what makes us nice. It ends in a huge patriotic spherical of applause for a rustic all of us love, imagine in, and are happy with. That there’s extra to our nation than the headlines, a deep magnificence. That”s the purpose of the video and the rationale for the applause,” Vir Das stated in his assertion.

He urged folks to “cheer for the nation with hope, not hate” and requested his followers to not be misled by edited clips.

“Please don’t be fooled by edited snippets. Individuals cheer for India with hope, not hate. Individuals clap for India with respect, not malice. I take pleasure in my nation, and I carry that pleasure internationally,” he stated.

Congress chief Kapil Sibal got here out in his help on Twitter.

“Vir Das, None can doubt that there are two Indias. Simply that we do not need an Indian to inform the world about it. We’re illiberal and hypocritical,” Mr Sibal wrote.



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