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Last Laughs: On Kathua silences are broken and gold standards achieved in whataboutery

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The best Indian 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.

In the lead cartoon, R. Prasad mocks the politicians, lawyers who supported the ‘Hindu Ekta Manch’ and the accused in the Kathua rape and murder case of an eight-year-old.

The dominant theme for most cartoonists continued to be the Unnao and Kathua rape cases. Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke out about the ghastly crimes only on Friday, after days of silence and mounting pressure on him to speak. Kirtish Bhat in BBC Hindi sketched a mute Prime Minister, who has recently broken his silence, while Sajith Kumar portrayed ‘Bhakts’ as gold-medalists in whataboutery.

And finally, Sandeep Adhwaryu in Times of India shows that on Ambedkar Jayanti, India still has a long way to go. Politicians continue to appropriate B.R. Ambedkar to gain votes and not uplift marginalised communities.

Manjul in Mid-day shows the IPL is being washed away by the Cauvery issue. The games had to be shifted from Chennai over protests about the sharing of the river’s water between states.

Sajith Kumar | Twitter
Kirtish Bhatt | BBC Hindi
Sandeep Adhwaryu | Times of India
Manjul | Mid-day
Manjul | Mid-day

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