ADVERTISEMENT

Arnab’s ‘Chats’ vs Faruqui’s ‘Jokes’: Guess Who is in Jail?

Sometimes joking is a bigger act of treason than chitchatting about sensitive State operations for profit.  

Published
NEON
2 min read
Sometimes joking is a bigger act of treason than chitchatting about sensitive State operations for profit.  
i

This month, comedian Munawar Faruqui was arrested for “a joke he was about to crack.” Also this month, media mogul Arnab Goswami’s purported WhatsApp chats with BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta were made public, which reveal that he violated media ethics, and possibly passed on sensitive State information.

Only one of these men had their bail plea rejected.

Arnab’s ‘Chats’ vs Faruqui’s ‘Jokes’: Guess Who is  in Jail?
Photo Courtesy: Aroop Mishra/The Quint
Arnab’s ‘Chats’ vs Faruqui’s ‘Jokes’: Guess Who is  in Jail?
Photo Courtesy: Aroop MIshra/The Quint

Faruqui is currently in jail because Eklavya Singh Gaur, the chief of Hind Rakshak Sangathan and son of BJP MLA Malini Gaur, "OVERHEARD" jokes that insulted Hindu deities and Amit Shah during "rehearsals”. He was booked under Section 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs), and Section 269 (unlawful or negligent act likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life).

ADVERTISEMENT

Goswami and Dasgupta have been embroiled in the ongoing probe into the Television Ratings (TRP) Scam, which looks into the matter of Goswami allegedly mediating with the former BARC CEO to manipulate ratings for Republic TV’s profits.

His chats reveal that he mentioned a “bigger than a normal strike” three days before the nation launched the Balakot airstrike in 2019.

(Kaafi Real is a series of cartoons on The Quint. You can check out all our other Kaafi Real cartoons here.)

(At The Quint, we are answerable only to our audience. Play an active role in shaping our journalism by becoming a member. Because the truth is worth it.)

ADVERTISEMENT
Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!
ADVERTISEMENT