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Why are these cartoons riling the Government so much?


What behind the intimidation of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi by the Government of India?

Like other States based on Desert Bloc ideology, India too is moving towards greater corruption.  (Cartoon source & courtesy - anticorruptioncartoons.blogspot.com. Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi is wrong. Corruption will not win). Click for a larger image.

Like other States based on Desert Bloc ideology, India too is moving towards greater corruption. (Cartoon source & courtesy - anticorruptioncartoons.blogspot.com. Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi is wrong. Corruption will not win). Click for a larger image.

When cartoonist Aseem Trivedi’s friends told him that his website could not be accessed anymore, he initially brushed it off as a connection issue. The 24-year-old Kanpur-based professional cartoonist was busy exhibiting his political cartoons in the anti-corruption protest at the MMRDA grounds in Mumbai.

Indian State may soon start feeding on its people. It is surely moving in that direction. (Aseem Trivedi's cartoon is a warning.). Click for a larger image.

Indian State may soon start feeding on its people. It is surely moving in that direction. (Aseem Trivedi's cartoon is a warning.). Click for a larger image.

It was only on Dec 27th, the next day, when he received an email from BigRock, the domain name registrar with which his website was registered, that he realized what was wrong. “We have received a complaint from Crime Branch, Mumbai against domain name ‘cartoonsagainstcorruption.com’ for displaying objectionable pictures and texts related to flag and emblem of India. Hence we have suspended the domain name and its associated services,” the mail read. (via Website blocked, cartoonist moves content to another host – Times Of India).

Compared to leadership from other Desert Bloc states, Indians have not reached the top of killing and genocide table. (Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi's cartoons paint a grim future of India's future). Click for larger image.

Compared to leadership from other Desert Bloc states, Indians have not reached the top of killing and genocide table. (Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi's cartoons paint a grim future of India's future). Click for larger image.

The Bandra-Kurla Complex police has booked a Kanpur cartoonist, Aseem Trivedi (25), for reportedly posting “ugly and obscene” content on his web portal he owns and for putting up banners mocking the Indian Constitution during Anna Hazare’s anti-graft movement at the BKC ground in December last year.

“Cartoons that caused the stir included an interpretation of the Indian national emblem, where four wolves stand in place of King Asoka’s Sarnath lions. Also, the message on the emblem reads Bhrashtamev Jayate (Long Live Corruption) instead of Satyamev Jayate.

Why is Aseem Trivedi confusing corrupt leadership with the entire nation?. Click for a larger image.

Why is Aseem Trivedi confusing corrupt leadership with the entire nation?. Click for a larger image.

The police registered the case recently after conducting a probe based on a complaint received from an RTI activist, who had appealed to the Bombay High Court to take action against those who tried to malign the Constitution. (via Cartoonist booked by Bandra-Kurla Complex police – The Times of India).


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  1. S. KRISHNAN
    February 3, 2012 at 3:27 am

    KUDOS to ASEEM TRIVEDI on his imagination and creativity. I am sure the uncorrupted people in India support him . I wish him greater success.
    Krishnan

  2. February 3, 2012 at 6:29 am

    so now this leads to another question – Is Constitution a religious text? Is flag a religious emblem? If NOT, then why persecute those who criticise it?

    When M F Hussains nude pictures of saraswathi is not a concern for the government, why these cartoons?

  3. February 3, 2012 at 9:43 am
    Actually, religious texts are where the problem starts …

    1.
    Due to Roman /Jewish intolerance of Christs ‘political’ activities, he was crucified. Due to reforms proposed by Prophet Muhammed, he was driven away from Mecca to Madina. Instead of learning tolerance and freedom from the persecution of Christ and Muhammed, these monotheistic religions have remained intolerant.

    2. Is it the undue respect shown to religion, that have intolerance? By this persecution, are we repressing ‘future’ ‘teachers’, ‘prophets’, ‘saviors’, et al.

    3. The other thing is how ‘democracy’, ‘liberty’, ‘constitution’, ‘flag’ have replaced ‘Christ’, ‘Islam’, ‘Messiah’ etc. These days not much killing by the West happens in the name of ‘Christ’, and ‘Messiah’ but in the name of ‘democracy’, ‘liberty’, ‘constitution’, ‘flag’.

    4. In this Ameesh Trivedi case, I think there is something below the surface. There is limited and low coverage of this case.

    5. I think the problem is in Mumbai. Why are cases being registered against Trivedi in Bandra-Kurla Complex – instead of Kanpur?

  4. September 9, 2012 at 9:43 pm

  5. Mastmalang
    September 12, 2012 at 3:13 am

    His prosecution and persecution just goes to show that truth hurts.
    In the Congress ruled Hindustan it is possible to draw cartoons of nude Hindu goddess and still be treated as a national treasure like Hussein but it is a prosecutable offense to draw a cartoon of political corruption. Hai re hai

  6. prarthana.s
    May 10, 2015 at 7:08 am

    i think MR>trivedi is doing a great work

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