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Delhi police’s reign of ‘lathis’ and a lesson for armchair activists

The best cartoons of the week, 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, Manjul illustrates how the lathi, which was once used by Mahatma Gandhi in his non-violent protests, is now being used to suppress dissent in Modi’s India.

Irshad Kaptan | Facebook

Irshad Kaptan takes a jibe at the police for their reign of lathis on the student population of the country.

Mahamud | Twitter

In light of the recent Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the promised nationwide National Register of Citizens, Mahamud cautions the country about the divisive agenda of the State.

Sajith Kumar | Twitter

Sajith Kumar mocks Home Minister Amit Shah after he announced the construction of a  “sky high Ram temple” in Ayodhya, disregarding the crumbling state of the country’s economy.

Sandeep Adhwaryu | Times of India

Sandeep Adhwaryu launches a two-pronged attack on Prime Minister Modi — his inability to tackle the malnourishment levels in the country and the remark he made about identifying protesters by their clothes.

Shrobontika | Instagram

In light of the nationwide protests against the CAA, Shrobontika satirises the armchair activists of the country. 

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  1. The phrase “lathi, which was once used by Mahatma Gandhi” should be “lathi, which was once used against Mahatma Gandhi”. Participant of Gandhi’s protest movement was beaten by the police acting under British rule.

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