Following an order from the I&B Ministry asking Hindi news channel NDTV India to go off-air on November 9 for violation of broadcasting rules during the Pathankot attacks, senior journalist Ravish Kumar responded to the order on Friday night, with satire.
In one of the most peculiar episodes of 'PrimeTime', Ravish who anchors the show, took the help of two mime artists to try and "understand what a person of 'authority' would prefer being questioned about".
On its YouTube page, NDTV India wrote, "Asked about the encounter of eight SIMI men in Bhopal this week, Junior Home Minister Kiren Rijiju told reporters that the "habit" of questioning the authorities and the police "should stop". When did authority and police rise above questioning? Authority means accountability. Without it, power becomes something else altogether. When we cannot ask questions, when we cannot speak freely, what can we do?"
The show starts off with an introduction to two mimes, one of which is referred to as a 'troll babu' and 'chamcha'. The two mimes speak gibberish through the episode, and act out out their answers to questions that Ravish asks.
Watch the full video here.