Remember how much outrage there was when it became mandatory for all movie theatres to play the National Anthem before every movie? Well, Air India is also now doing something slightly similar.
According to an Air India advisory, that was issued to all the crew members yesterday, they now have to say 'Jai Hind' with a “slight pause and much fervour” after every single announcement that is made. Yep. The patriotism is all set to take off.
Air India crew now needs to announce "Jai Hind" on all its flights as per a new order today: pic.twitter.com/2Adtr34eTK— Tarun Shukla (@shukla_tarun) March 4, 2019
As expected, it got a lot of reactions online with people making fun of it, to straight up calling it forced nationalism.
Here's what everyone is saying:
Now with this new move, I'm sure Air India will soon become profitable. Jai Hind! pic.twitter.com/5Am6UyiQPe— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) March 4, 2019
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti also had some inputs.
Little surprise that with General Elections around the corner, the josh of patriotism hasn't even spared the skies. https://t.co/AyVvEPDU3u— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) March 5, 2019
Jai Hind, but with a question mark.
“Air India regret the delay in the departure of your flight” ...(slight pause) ... “Jai Hind”?— shiven surendranath (@shivens) March 4, 2019
That's exactly how it will go down.
What then will transpire in an emergency situation once the announcement becomes a habit? 1 sec lost for every direction issued? Find nearest exit, jai hind. Look for oxygen masks, jai hind. Find floatation device beneath seat, jai hin-- https://t.co/SVrPiQLcGa— medhachakrabartty (@medhac1) March 4, 2019
It honestly does.
First, a demand that audiences in cinema halls stand up for the national anthem, and now this! All Indians love India, national sentiment comes naturally. No need to force feed nationalism down our throats! India deserves better ! https://t.co/L2VxdV3JtM— Malini Parthasarathy (@MaliniP) March 5, 2019
I like how the tweet ended.
Air India crew has been instructed to say 'Jai Hind' after every announcement in the flight! 'Muscular nationalism' is THE ISSUE in 2019. Jai Hind! pic.twitter.com/sCNPmE2Jdp— Sukesh Ranjan (@RanjanSukesh) March 4, 2019
As per a new order Air India crew have to say 'Jai Hind' after every announcement on all flights. Please don't forget to salute if you see one flying in the sky.— Ram Subramanian (@VORdotcom) March 4, 2019
It sure is!
Air India announcements now end with "Jai hind" - was this always the case it is it new? Either way it's embarrassing.— radhika vaz (@radvaz) September 26, 2017
I will honestly do it for first class.
No not enough. The crew must also yell “how's the josh?” Once everybody has boarded. The loudest “high sir” and “jai hind” shall be upgraded to first class.— Divyank Panwar (@divyank_14) March 4, 2019
while landing everyone is supposed to sing national anthem as well?— ivansikorsky (@ivan_sikorsky) March 4, 2019
Yes, this too.
Next what, National Anthem before take off? https://t.co/OjJZzbBTt2— Srivatsa (@srivatsayb) March 4, 2019