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Here’s How Ravish Kumar Brought The Indian Internet To A Standstill Last Night

"Our job is only to question those in power, not to stir or incite our audience's emotions."

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Kumar spoke about the media’s irresponsible coverage of events following Student Union President Kanhaiya Kumar's arrest on sedition charges.

Channels like Times Now have been accused of airing unsubstantiated news and doctored videos that directly affect the case.

About a minute into the show, the screen started fading to black, as Kumar continued talking about the state of the news media in the country today.

Kumar said, "This is why we want to take you into the darkness where you can hear and understand the noise that the news media has started to create."


"Us anchors, including me, have started to scream and threaten. And when you see us angry at everything, you get angry at everything," he continued, as messages popped up on screen telling the audience that this wasn't a technical error.


For the following hour, Kumar conducted the show with only his voice, including samples from other news channels' JNU coverage.

"Ravish Kumar" was soon trending on Twitter in India, and he even got a shout-out from the Delhi Chief Minister.

You can watch the powerful episode in its entirety here.

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