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Delhi Police is ‘modern Nero’ during riots, and Arvind Kejriwal is too ‘muffled’

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, Alok Nirantar has an amusing take on the unrest in Delhi and the forgotten economy. All is not well, no matter which god you worship, or refuse to revere.

Nala Ponappa |

Nala Ponappa suggests some ‘corrective’ measures that politics and religion need to take in order to fix their relationship.

Sandeep Adhwaryu | The Times of India

Sandeep Adhwaryu takes a dig at the Delhi Police for its alleged inaction in quelling Delhi riots and reluctance to file FIRs against alleged hate speeches made by BJP leaders Anurag Thakur and Kapil Mishra.

Mika Aziz | Twitter

Mika Aziz takes a jibe at the Delhi Police as well, and has a hilarious take on the Delhi HC taking down the police for its alleged incompetence in controlling the situation. The cartoonist makes a reference to Nero, the Roman King who famously did ‘fiddled’ while Rome burned. In 2004, the Supreme Court had called the-then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi a ‘modern day Nero’.

Kirtish Bhatt | BBC Hindi

As India and US signed a defence deal worth $3 billion in the backdrop of communal riots in Delhi, Kirtish Bhatt muses on the need for more sophisticated technology.


E P Unny | The Indian Express

Unny calls out Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for being silent while Delhi was, literally, on fire.

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