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Last Laughs: Unnao, Kathua and the death of justice

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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.

The Unnao and Kathua rape cases continue to be the focus of multiple cartoons. In the lead cartoon on Firstpost, Manjul links Uttar Pradesh’s ‘encounter’ deaths with that of the Unnao rape survivor’s father in police custody. In the cartoon, Yogi suggests there was no need to arrest the father at all, as Uttar Pradesh’s infamous ‘encounter killings’ would have taken care of him.

Appupen in NewsLaundry pokes fun at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before US Congress, in which he vowed to “protect the integrity of elections” in countries like India and Pakistan. This comes after the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data breach which is said to have swung elections in the US.

Jayanto’s cartoon in Hindustan Times deals with the recent Cauvery protests in Chennai, as a result of which Chennai Super Kings had to move their home base to the city of Pune.

For BBC Hindi, Kirtish Bhat juxtaposes Haryana’s gangrapes against the government’s ‘Beti Bachao’ (save the girl child) campaign. The two can’t exist at once, and the girl in the cartoon wonders if the campaign is a slogan or a dare.

Lastly, Suhail Naqshbandi, a cartoonist from Kashmir, illustrates the failure to provide justice in the Kathua rape-murder case. As lawyers and Hindu groups prevent the filing of the chargesheet in the case, Lady Justice weeps.


Appupen | News Laundry
Jayanto | Hindustan Times
Kirtish Bhat | BBC Hindi
Suhail Naqshbandi | Twitter

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