Indian Cartoonist’s Arrest & Free Speech Debate: Recent picks from Newspapers


Cartoons by Aseem Trivedi

A cartoon depicting Sansad Bhavan, the Indian parliament building in New Delhi, as a toilet. By Aseem Trivedi, from cartoonsagainstcorruption.blogspot.co.uk

A depiction of Ajmal Kasab urinating on the Indian constitution. Kasab was the only member of the Pakistani terrorist group that attaced Mumbai in 2008 to be captured. He is currently in Indian custody, sentenced to death. By Aseem Trivedi, from cartoonsagainstcorruption.blogspot.co.uk

Cartoon depicting the Indian parliament building, which contains the Rajya Sabha (upper house) and Lok Sabha (lower house). By Aseem Trivedi, from cartoonsagainstcorruption.blogspot.co.uk

The cartoon, by Aseem Trivedi, that provoked complaints to the police. From cartoonsagainstcorruption.blogspot.co.uk


Asian Age: Here and Now by Sudhir Tailang


Cartoonist Manjul: Column – Irregular at DNA: Daily News and Analysis


Tamil Newspaper Dinamani (Indian Express group): Adade Mathi


The Hindu: Keshav


Ajit Ninan at TOI: Times of India


Hindustan Times: Shreyas Navare


The Indian Express (original – Delhi): Business As Usual by Unny


Satish Acharya: Mid-Day


Mir Suhail Qadiri: Kashmir Reader


Tehelka

Think. And Be Damned

Drawing a dangerous line

‘The arrest of the cartoonist in Bengal, the Internet control laws — this is all part of a shutdown of democratic freedoms we take for granted,’ says Sudhir Tailang

Free Speech or hate speech?: By Mahmood Mamdani

I empathise with those baffled by the rapidly spiralling controversy around the series of cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad. The cartoons were first published in the Danish paper, Jyllands-Posten, nearly five months ago, in September. The initial protest was limited to Denmark’s Muslim minority but was brushed off by both government and civil society. This is when some of the ultra-conservative Danish imams took up the matter and set off for Saudi Arabia and Egypt with a dossier containing the inflammatory cartoons. Last week came the diplomatic explosion: Saudi Arabia recalled its ambassador in Denmark and Libya shut its embassy. Then followed the boycott of Danish goods, demonstrations, strikes, flag burning, and now fires set to embassies in Damascus and Beirut.

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