India – 10 controversial cartoons from India’s Aseem Trivedi

27 Sep
10 controversial cartoons from India’s Aseem Trivedi – IFEX

27 September 2012

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Earlier this month, Indian cartoonist Aseem Trivedi was charged with sedition and faces life in jail for his drawings satirising widespread corruption among India’s political elite. News of the case sparked protests among anti-corruption and free expression activists, who complain that India’s government is increasingly intolerant of criticism. Government ministers are even contemplating amending India’s sedition laws.

In India, people are asking, are his cartoons a political statement or just in poor taste? Does it matter? You decide. We’ve collected some of his most controversial drawings here.

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