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In today’s featured cartoon, Alok Nirantar alludes to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raid at Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia’s residence in connection with allegations of corruption in Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government’s now-withdrawn liquor policy in the backdrop of back-to-back arrests of opposition leaders by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) over charges of money laundering.
Kirtish Bhatt takes a jibe at repeated calls for ‘boycott’ of Hindi films, including Aamir Khan starrer Laal Singh Chaddha and Akshay Kumar starrer Raksha Bandhan, among others. In the illustration, a woman can be seen telling her husband: “We haven’t seen a film for the past year-and-a-half because of this boycott-boycott! We understand all of this…”
Sandeep Adhwaryu, referring to a poem by Rabindranath Tagore, comments on the release of 11 men convicted in the Bilkis Bano case and an order by a Kerala court in favour of a man accused of sexual harassment on the grounds that the complainant was “wearing a provocative dress”.
E.P. Unny has a witty take on how the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) seemingly overruled a decision by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs to give flats, basic necessities and round-the-clock security to Rohingya refugees in West Delhi’s Bakkarwala.
Sajith Kumar draws on tensions that erupted in Karnataka’s Shivamogga city on 15 August over the display of portraits of Hindu Mahasabha leader Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and 18th century Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan.