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India: Anti-corruption cartoon website suspended
04 Jan 2012
BY MARTA COOPER

Cartoons Against Corruption, the website of Indian cartoonist Aseem Trivedi has been suspended  by its internet host after complaints that it illegally showcased content mocking India’s constitution. The complaint by a Mumbai-based lawyer described the cartoons as “defamatory and derogatory”. One of the disputed works replaced the lions on India’s national emblem with wolves and changed the emblem’s inscription from “Bhrashtamev Jayate” [Long Live Corruption] to “Satyamev Jayate” [Long Live Truth]. Trivedi told the Wall Street Journal’s India Real Time his intention was to “depict the ailing truth of the nation and send across a strong message to the masses.”

11 responses to “India: Anti-corruption cartoon website suspended”

  1. khayaliram says:

    It is a sad news that we indians all over world call us a highly democratic country with every person having right to presenet his/her views to public. we call it press freedom!!!.where is that freedom in case pf aseem? it is very sad that his sites are blocked, is this not against the democracy. we remember that during emergency in 1975 a loyal writer “harishankar parsai” was put behind bars under emergency. what happenened latter? we saw the same writers books were in the course of M.A and mostly one story in hindi books from the standard of sixt till eleventh. why? what was wrong!!! harishankar parsai or government who put him in jail. that was also the same story as he used to disclose many government officials in corruption. we ask question that “are government officials allowed to to do scandals and no body should ask”?. strange we are hearing that he is against the nation. how? is he selling weapons which are mass destruction weapons.
    we request officials to look into the matter and release this guy who is innocent.

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  4. john gray says:

    fear…. fear… fear… all over fear…
    this is the current condition of politician not only him but also this man who is corrupt.
    the anti corruption cartoon website is tool is used for corrupt politician. and this is suspended by internet host through the complaint of politician. the reason behind that is fear and shame of their work(who is corrupt) which is done by using their corruption funda.

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  6. rvgt says:

    chor hai chor hai saala indian chor hai

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  11. Satish says:

    Only we common people can punish these bloody bastards politicians