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Prison nights with Kapil: How Twitter reacted to Kiku Sharda’s arrest

Kiku Sharda’s arrest for mimicking Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh lead to a deluge of reactions on Twitter from actors and stand-up comedians. They want him freed and Section 295A gone.

tv Updated: Jan 13, 2016 17:44 IST
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Kiku Sharda was arrested on Wednesday by the Haryana Police for mimicking Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on Comedy Nights With Kapil.
Kiku Sharda was arrested on Wednesday by the Haryana Police for mimicking Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on Comedy Nights With Kapil.

Actor Kiku Sharda, best known for his role as Palak on Comedy Nights with Kapil, was arrested early on Wednesday from Mumbai. The Haryana Police arrested the actor from Goregaon in Mumbai following the complaint that his mimicry of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on the show had hurt religious sentiments.

Read: Comedian Kiku Sharda arrested for mimicking Gurmeet Singh

Social media erupted in protests after the news of arrest emerged. Many demanded that section 295A of IPC, under which the actor has been charged, needs to go. Social media pointed out the absurdity and frightening impact of the step, and some even petitioned the government to free the actor.

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Followers of the dera chief, however, tweeted their ‘approval’ of the step taken by the police...