Comedy Nights with Kapil fame Kiku Sharda has been sent to judicial custody of 14 days on account of mimicking self-claimed godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on his show that aired on December 27. Twitterati slams the move and finds it absolutely shocking to arrest the comedian on charges of hurting religious sentiments. The fiasco has brought ‘intolerance’ back into public scrutiny.
Kiku Sharda should be awarded for mimicking a mimic. Poor chap. Who’d waste time on that Ram Rahim Gurmeet bloke?
— SUHEL SETH (@suhelseth) January 13, 2016
Kiku Sharda sent to jail for hurting religious sentiment of people who are following a man who made MSG 1-2 to prove that he has no religion
— EngiNerd. (@mainbhiengineer) January 13, 2016
Section 295A needs to go. Or modified. Or something. It gives every religious group ammo to go after anyone.
— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) January 13, 2016
— KAPIL (@KapilSharmaK9) January 13, 2016
If we celebrated Halloween widely in India there would be nakabandis checking on who’s dressed as whom.
— Rohan (@mojorojo) January 13, 2016
These are the “Babas” of our times. Selling themselves as action heroes, while getting comedians put behind bars. This is “Ghor Kalyug”!
— रanviर_ डhoरeय_ (@RanvirShorey) January 13, 2016
Prison nights with Kapil… I don’t see why we shouldn’t change the title with immediate effect #Sec295A
— Ashwin Mushran (@ashwinmushran) January 13, 2016
— Aditi Mittal (@awryaditi) January 13, 2016
56 inch Govt is not able 2 bring the Italian mariner who killed two Indian fishermen, but arrests Kiku Sharda for comedy! Achhe Din aa gaye!
— Roji M John (@rojimjohn) January 13, 2016
However, there are some followers who take it as a well-deserved action.
I hope from now onwards, God gives Kiku Sharda some grey matter in his brain before working for such shameful acts!! #KikuDekhHaryanaKiKick
— Anisha Yadav (@anisha_dss) January 13, 2016
By mimicking him, Kiku Sharda has insulted Ram, Rahim, Jesus, Gurunanak, Mother Mary and Insaan. Serves him right!
— Shan (@klpe) January 13, 2016