KARACHI: Indian-American comedian Hasan Minhaj was denied access to a rally held on Sunday at the NRG Stadium in Texas, Houston. The rally was for India’s current Prime Minister Narendra Modi, that was described as being a “profoundly historic event” by the American President Donald Trump.
According to the event producers of the rally, the comedian and his team lacked “press credentials” as well as a lack of space for them at the event. Videos posted on the accounts of Adam Matthew Weiss, the president and CEO of AMW Public Relations (AMWPR), showed Minhaj being given these excuses and denied entrance.
The comedian has often spoken out against the Indian administration as well as their treatment of the situation in Kashmir, which people are speculating to be the real reason behind not allowing him in the rally.
According to some users this was an obvious act of Islamophobia against Minhaj as images of people who attended the rally showed ample space to accommodate him and his team.
Journalist Maria Kari said her Dawn News press pass was denied for a “bullshit, fake reason.”