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Last Laughs: Modi’s silence on Kathua & Unnao says a lot, and Mehbooba Mufti’s promises

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The Kathua and Unnao rape cases have shocked Indians and many have criticised the political class for not speaking up about the heinous crimes. In the lead cartoon, Sandeep Adhwaryu in Times of India poignantly links the Unnao and Kathua cases while highlighting the hollow promises of the Beti Bachao campaign.

Kirtish Bhat in BBC Hindi takes a jab at the Prime Minister’s larger-than-life image and his inability to speak even a few words on Kathua and Unnao.

Mir Suhail in News 18 mocks J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti’s promises to bring the rapists to justice, even promising to end the PDP-BJP alliance if action is not taken.

Gokul Gopalakrishnan in The Asian Age News illustrates that even though Modi’s fast may have ended, his silence over the Unnao and Kathua is deafening.

Cartoonist Swati Vadlamudi shows a disgruntled Sita telling Ram that being kidnapped by Ravan is better than being harassed by his ‘bhakts’.

Satish Acharya in Sify illustrates how the national outrage over the ‘Nirbhaya’ case led to the creation of a Nirbhaya Act, but as most things, it was not implemented and failed the Kathua and Unnao victims.

Manjul in Mid-day pokes fun at Narendra Modi mispronouncing Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s name several times, even after he became prime minister.

Kirtish Bhatt | BBC Hindi

(“To speak you only need to open your mouth a few inches.”)

Mir Suhail | News 18
Swati Vadlamudi
Satish Acharya | Sify
Gokul Gopalakrishnan | The Asian Age News
Manjul | Mid-day

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