Muslim-American comedian Hasan Minhaj was denied entry to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally held at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

While there is no clarification from the Indian-American comedian as to why he was stopped from attending the rally, event producers have cited lack of credentials and lack of space for broadcast crew at the venue for Minhaj’s denial.

However, videos posted by Weiss suggest otherwise, showing media crews present at the rally with ample space.

As a stand-up comedian, Minhaj has been highly critical of the Modi government in India. He has dedicated two episodes to Modi's India, one of them engaging with India's unconstitutional takeover of Kashmir. As Minhaj received strong backlash for his views on Modi, a figure revered by many Indian-Americans, it is believed that the event's organisers may have deliberately kept him out of the event.