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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


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.

Top Polluting Cities in India: Environment & Global Warming: Carbon footprint with Gold

நன்றி: ஹிந்துஸ்தான் டைம்ஸ் :: இ-பேப்பர்

How to misue Ministry: A primer by TMC Mamta: Railway Ads in Media

இன்றைய நாளிதழ்களில் வெளியான விளம்பரம்:


டைம்ஸ் ஆஃப் இந்தியா, தி ஹிந்து, ஹிந்துஸ்தான் டைம்ஸ், இந்தியன் எக்ஸ்பிரெஸ் போன்ற அனைத்து தினசரிகளிலும் அரைப் பக்கத்திற்குக் குறையாமல் மேற்கண்ட அறிவிப்பு இடம்பிடித்திருக்கிறது.

த்ரிணாமூல் காங்கிரசின் தேர்தல் சின்னம்:


மேற்கு வங்கத்தில் மார்க்சிஸ்ட் கம்யூனிஸ்ட் கட்சி

மம்தா பேனர்ஜியின் எதிர்க்கட்சியான ஆளூங்கட்சியின் கொந்தளிப்பு:

The CPI(M) today asked the government to withdraw an advertisement issued by the Railways, saying it “alluded to the election symbol” of the Trinamool Congress.

“This advertisement also carries your photograph,” senior party leader Sitaram Yechury said in a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, adding “I was aghast to see the graphics in the advertisement that are alluding to the election symbol of the Trinamool Congress.”

“Surely you will agree that this is a brazen effort at utilising governmental funds for promoting the political interests of a particular party which happens to be a member of the ruling coalition under your leadership,” he said.

Yechury said the Prime Minister should ensure that such advertisements were withdrawn and “necessary instructions issued to all government departments not to promote the partisan interests of any political party at the expense of public monies.

இந்திய அரசாங்கத்தின் அதிகாரபூர்வ பதில்:

Some misunderstanding has arisen in certain sections about the design of an advertisement of the Ministry of Railways that appeared in the news papers all over the nation to spread awareness about the recent policy announcement of the Ministry regarding the facility of free Monthly Season Tickets to the students of the Madarsa’s and students of other educational institutions.

The notion is misplaced and is, perhaps, more a flight of fancy on the part of those nursing this misunderstanding. This design is a work of art executed by an advertising agency of New Delhi working for the Indian Railways, which has actually visualized different communities and children as the shoots of a single family tree. The depiction of a twig of a plant with the faces of students embedded there in is actually meant to signify the fact that students are the saplings for the future of this nation and it is the moral duty of government to nurture these saplings in order to lay the foundations of a strong and vibrant India.

The facility of free Monthly Season Ticket has been available to the girl students of upto graduation level and boy students of upto 12th standard belonging to recognized educational institutions and has now been extended to the students of Madarsa, senior Madarsa and higher Madrasa.