The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media, and are credited appropriately.
In today’s featured cartoon, Satish Acharya takes on actor Kangana Ranaut for her remarks that India got freedom in 1947 as a result of bheek (alms) given in the “Mahatma’s begging bowl”, versus the “real” freedom of 2014 when the Narendra Modi-led government came to power.
Alok Nirantar gets Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s spirit to mock Ranaut’s statement. The ‘award’ reference is to the actor being conferred the Padma Shri recently.
Sandeep Adhwaryu draws a fictional conversation between Robert Clive, the man who is credited with establishing British rule in India through the East India Company, and Mahatma Gandhi. The cartoonist mocks Kangana Ranaut’s latest statement, as well as Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s earlier claim that it was Bapu who advised Veer Savarkar to write a mercy petition.
Manjul mocks the fact that while PM Narendra Modi is attending ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ events across the country to celebrate 75 years of independence, Ranaut is celebrating 75 years of what she calls ‘bheek’.
Kirtish Bhatt also weighs in on Ranaut’s statement, showing two schoolchildren complaining about being ‘cheated’ of a second Independence Day.
E.P. Unny refers to China’s absence from the National Security Advisor-level dialogue on Afghanistan hosted by India on 10 November.
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