A BJP leader has filed a police complaint in response to comedian Vir Das's popular "I come from two Indias" video, which has been hotly debated on social media. Aditya Jha, a BJP Delhi spokesperson, has filed a case with the Delhi Police, accusing Vir Das of insulting the country while on foreign land.



Vir Das shared a video from his show at the Kennedy Center in Washington on Monday. He depicts two different faces of the country in a six-minute monologue and references to numerous recent controversial matters in broad strokes.



Mr Jha posted a video captioning it that "will not tolerate anyone insulting our nation in another country" and will fight for the arrest of Vir Das.


"I will take this fight to a decisive end. I want Vir Das to be arrested so that no one can malign the nation like this," Mr Jha requests people to support his cause of lodging case against comedian.


"I come from an India where we worship women during the day and gang-rape them at night," a short film released on Twitter sparked outrage as the video racked up tens of thousands of views.




Vir Das gave statement on this case by saying, 

"The video is a satire about the duality of two very separate Indias that do different things. Like any nation has light and dark, good and evil within it. None of this is a secret. The video appeals for us to never forget that we are great. To never stop focusing on what makes us great. It ends in a gigantic patriotic round of applause for a country we all love, believe in, and are proud of. That there is more to our country than the headlines, a deep beauty. That''s the point of the video and the reason for the applause," Vir Das said in his statement.


He requested people to "cheer for the country with hope, not hate" and asked his followers to not be misled by edited clips.


"Please do not be fooled by edited snippets. People cheer for India with hope, not hate. People clap for India with respect, not malice. I take pride in my country, and I carry that pride across the world," he said.




On Tuesday, November 16, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi attacked standup comedian Vir Das for his 'dual India' satire video, which he posted on YouTube on Monday.


While Abhishek Manu Singhvi attacked Vir Das's stand-up act, the comic received support from Shashi Tharoor and Kapil Sibbal, both members of the Congress.





The Thiruvananthapuram MP tweeted that Vir Das was a comedian “who knows the real meaning of the term "stand up" is not physical but moral”. He tweeted “Vir Das spoke for millions in this 6-minute take on the Two Indias he hails from & stands up for This is a joke, but it's just not funny. Brilliant”.





Congress leader Kapil Sibal supports comedian by saying, "Vir Das, None can doubt that there are two Indias. Just that we don't want an Indian to tell the world about it. We are intolerant and hypocritical," Mr Sibal wrote.

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