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Video: US-Indian artist Hasan Minhaj denied entry to Howdy Modi event

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Houston - A video of his conversation with the organisers has gone viral.

By Web Report

Published: Tue 24 Sep 2019, 1:48 PM

Last updated: Tue 24 Sep 2019, 3:56 PM

Where about 50,000 people attended the 'Howdy! Modi' event held Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Houston on Sunday, Netflix's Patriot Act host Hasan Minhaj alleged he was denied entry.
Indian-origin stand-up comedian even posted on Twitter a photo of himself outside the venue at the NRG Stadium and wrote: 'Here to celebrate two great nations coming together to hug and tug. India first. But America first too. #HowdyModi'

However, Minhaj alleged that he and his camera crew were denied entry citing lack of press credentials and limited accommodation for crews. A video of Minhaj trying to get his crew inside the venue as he talks to the media coordinator on a phone outside the stadium, is going viral online. The footage comprising of multiple clips was posted on Twitter by The Sparrow Project, reported India Today. 
Earlier this year, Minhaj had faced some unwarranted heat on social media for his episodes on the Indian elections and the Kashmir situation after the abrogation of Article 370, reported ScoopWhoop.

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