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How little green men can save Bollywood from boycotts & Bihar creates 31 new jobs

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 a witty take on calls for a boycott of Aamir Khan starrer ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ by groups who claim to have taken offence to remarks the actor made in 2015. Similar calls were made for a boycott of Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Raksha Bandhan‘ by Twitter users who took offence to old tweets by the movie’s writer in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests.

Kiritsh Bhatt | @Kirtishbhat | BBC News Hindi
Kiritsh Bhatt | @Kirtishbhat | BBC News Hindi

Kirtish Bhatt alludes to the swearing in of 31 ministers from the Janata Dal (United) and Rashtriya Janata Dal, while referring to CM Nitish Kumar’s promise to provide 10 lakh jobs to the state’s youth. In the illustration, a man can be heard telling another who appears to be a minister in the Bihar cabinet: “Congratulations. At least you got it [a job].”

R Prasad | Twitter @rprasad66 | Economic Times
R Prasad | Twitter @rprasad66 | Economic Times

R. Prasad comments on the death of a 9-year-old Dalit boy in Rajasthan’s Jalore district, with his parents alleging that the child was thrashed by an ‘upper-caste’ teacher for drinking water from a clay pot meant for the principal. However, questions are being raised about whether caste discrimination led to the boy’s death.

Nala Ponappa | Twitter @PonappaCartoon
Nala Ponappa | Twitter @PonappaCartoon

Nala Ponnappa alludes to the suspension of All India Football Federation (AIFF) by FIFA on the grounds of “undue interference by third party” a reference to the Committee of Advisors (CoA) appointed by the Supreme Court after it relieved Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Praful Patel from his post as AIFF president in May this year.

E P Unny | Indian Express
E P Unny | Indian Express

E.P. Unny takes a jibe at the “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” celebrations marking 75 years of Independence while referring to the release of 11 men convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in the 2002 Bilkis Bano case.


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