Aseem Trivedi
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Outrage over cartoonist jailing in India

The jailing of a political cartoonist whose drawings mock alleged Indian government corruption has drawn crowds of protesters outside a court in Mumbai.

Aseem Trivedi refused bail at a court hearing, saying he would remain in jail until the charges against him were lifted.

Mr Trivedi was arrested on Saturday for a series of cartoons lampooning politicians. He refused to apply for bail at Monday's hearing, and said if telling the truth made him a traitor then he was happy to be described as one.

In one of his cartoons the customary three lions in India's national emblem are replaced with three wolves, their teeth dripping blood, with the message "Long live corruption" written underneath.

  • 10 Sep 2012
  • From the section Asia
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