Vadodara: Man booked for abusing stand-up comedian

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Vadodara: Man booked for abusing stand-up comedian


VADODARA: The cybercrime cell registered an FIR against Shubham Mishra, a resident of Atladara area in Vadodara, for abusing a stand-up comedian and arrested him on Sunday night. The move came after the National Commission for Women (NCW) on Sunday sought immediate action against Mishra for hurling abuses at Agrima Joshua.
Twenty-six-year-old Mishra had on Saturday posted a video on his Instagram account wherein he is seen sitting in a car and hurling abuses at stand-up comedian Agrima Joshua who had made some funny remarks on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s statue to be made in Maharashtra. Video of her act that is over a year old went viral on social media over the last two days following which Joshua received a lot of flak as well as support online.
Joshua removed her video and even apologized after Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh directed the police to take legal action against her for her remarks on Shivaji Maharaj. Mishra on Saturday posted a video where he used crass language for Joshua and also allegedly gave rape threats. Stand-up comedians like Kunal Kamra came out in her support and sought action against Mishra whose father runs a security firm in the city.
In a letter to Gujarat director general of police (DGP) Shivanand Jha, the NCW said it has been tagged in a video posted on Twitter in whi

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