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Why are these cartoons riling the Government so much?

February 3, 2012 7 comments

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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