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VIDEO: US talk show host makes fun of PM Modi’s demonetisation move and SC’s ruling on National Anthem

The Daily Show's host Trever Noah makes fun of demonetisation and Supreme Court's ruling on National Anthem.

By: Trends Desk |
Updated: December 3, 2016 2:01:42 pm
Trevir Noah hosting The Daily Show Trevir Noah hosting The Daily Show

November has proved to be quite a month for India as people were bestowed with two surprises by the government and the judiciary. Earlier this November, Prime Minister Narendra Modi dropped a bomb by announcing demonetisation, the suddenness of which, people are struggling trying to make peace with. The long queues outside ATMs and banks to deposit and withdraw cash have hardly eased. In another shocker, the Supreme Court announced that playing of the National Anthem in movie theatres across the country is mandatory. In fact, people must honour and respect the Anthem by standing while it’s played. The move came in an effort to instil patriotism and nationalism among citizens of the country.

Both the decisions have drawn flak for various reasons and guess what, they also became a subject of mockery on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show hosted by Trever Noah. In the latest episode released online on December 1, Noah had a section titled ‘India’s Unusual New Policies’ during which he made fun of the two decisions.

Talking about how useless the old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes became, Noah took a jibe at Hillary Clinton and called them “as worthless as Hillary inauguration ticket”. Showing clips of the long queues outside banks and ATMS, he said, “that looks like a TSA line at the JFK”!

Interestingly, while jeering at the SC’s ruling on National Anthem, he pointed out something that’s been on the minds of many Indians. “I think that’s gonna make it especially awkward during erotic films,” he said as poster of an ‘A’ rated film ‘Pyar ki ek rat’ played in the backdrop.

“I just wanna know how far this National Anthem thing goes in India, first they make you hear it before the movie, then it’s gonna be before you check out of a grocery store, then before every performance of the National Anthem, there’s going to be another National Anthem,” he joked.

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