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Days numbered for sedition and sealed covers? Plus, Indian TV media’s new maths

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

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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, R. Prasad comments on the Supreme Court’s decision to hear a plea challenging the colonial-era sedition law, and another to look into ‘sealed cover jurisprudence‘ — the practice of handing over incriminating documents to the court without sharing the information with the accused.

Sandeep Adhwaryu | The Times of India

Sandeep Adhwaryu touches upon India’s fall in the World Press Freedom Index, while taking a swipe at mainstream TV media. In the illustration, two reporters can be seen ‘praising’ India’s slide to the rank of 150 out of 180 countries on the index.

Kirtish Bhatt | BBC News Hindi

Kirtish Bhatt gives his take on Prashant Kishor’s call for a 3,000-km ‘padyatra from Bihar’s West Champaran, where Mahatma Gandhi launched his first Satyagraha in 1917. In the illustration, a man can be seen reading about Kishor’s decision in the newspaper and telling a woman that maybe he’s following this (Mahatma) Gandhi because his talks with the other Gandhi (Congress chief Sonia and her MP son Rahul) failed.

E.P. Unny | The Indian Express

In his illustration, E.P. Unny talks about how RBI, the central bank with the sole mandate of keeping inflation in check, has hiked policy repo rate by 40 basis points, the first increase since May 2020.

Manjul | Twitter/ @MANJULtoons

To mark World Cartoonists’ Day on 5 May, Manjul’s illustration shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi laying a wreath on the grave of cartoonists, represented by scissors on the headstone of the grave. The same illustration also shows a cartoonist hard at work, dependent on his supporters for oxygen.

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