Features Monday, February 09, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | February 09, 2015 | 03.20 pm IST A week after it clarified its move behind taking down the roast videos, All India Bakchod on Monday offered an unconditional apology to the Archiocese of Bombay and the entire Christian community for its jokes during the show. Explaining that the group had a number of discussions with members of the Chrisitan community, they explained in a letter shared on social media that though they didn't intend to hurt anyone , they ended up hurting people for which they were sorry. Addressing the freedom to express in a democracy, the group said that ‚Äúthe kind archdiocese graciously viewed that we have every right to make jokes and speak our mind in a democracy however, that exact same democracy also gives members of the Christian community the right to be offended or hurt by our comments, and more importantly to raise their voices to point that out.‚ÄĚ While appreciating authorities at different levels for engaging with them patiently, they reiterated "¬†that the jokes at the AIB Knockout were not intended as a form of persecution or malice towards any community, for that is not who we are, or what we stand for." In a time of criticism for the hugely popular videos, AIB also said that¬†both parties had agreed on an important point - " these matters are best solved by frank, patient conversation, not by pointless rabble-rousing or politicization or by taking up adversarial positions for the sake of eyeballs."¬† Last week, amongst multiple police complaints filed against the comedy group, one was by the Maharasthra Christian Youth Forum . Not only did the application by the complainant find the show offensive, it requested action against all those involved in the show. Post by All India Bakchod. Tweet Follow @thenewsminute

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