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Imran Khan’s victory in Pakistan polls, and free-speech perils on WhatsApp

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

The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media, and are credited appropriately.

Jayachandran | Mint

Through his cartoon, Jayachandran shows Imran Khan’s efforts to reach the prime minister’s chair in Pakistan. The Pakistan Tehreek-E-Insaf leader is shown as a puppet of a general in the Pakistan army. The general, in turn, is shown as China’s puppet.

MANJUL | Firstpost

Cartoonist Manjul takes off in a similar path, except it shows Khan tossing a cricket ball that has a Pakistan flag. Khan himself, is shown to be at the mercy of Pakistan Army, shown as a bigger hand.

R Prasad | Economic Times

Farmer suicides declined by 20 per cent as compared to a 10 per cent rise in suicides by farm labour in 2016. R Prasad illustrates the sad truth.

Sandeep Adhwaryu | The Times of India

In his Times of India cartoon, a Pakistan army general is shown giving an order to Imran Khan. The general is seemingly asking Khan to pad up to go out and bat, instead he has a pack of diaper pads ready for the prime minister elect.

Hemant Morparia | Twitter

Cartoonist Hemant Morparia illustrates the dangers that come along with free speech on WhatsApp. His cartoon attacks the recent lynchings triggered by rumours spread through Whatsapp messages.

Jackartoons | Twitter

Jackartoons mocks Congress party’s plan to form a Mahagatbandhan to fight BJP in the 2019 general elections.

E P Unny | The Indian Express

E.P. Unny draws a parallel between Imran Khan and Rahul Gandhi. Khan may emerge from the shadow of military establishments, just like Rahul Gandhi emerged out of the shadow of Congress. Rahul Gandhi had the Parliament in splits when he declared that he didn’t mind when people called him a Pappu.

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