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Parliament’s new need for speed, and a fresh group of protesters to give farmers company

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, E.P. Unny takes a dig at the speed with which the Centre passed the three contentious farm laws in 2020 and now repealed them without debate in both houses of Parliament, and links that to the Modi government’s Central Vista project.

Sandeep Adhwaryu | Times of India

Sandeep Adhwaryu invoked John F. Kennedy’s words about debate and criticism being prerequisites for a republic, to mock the haste with which the farm laws were passed and repealed.

Alok Nirantar | Twitter/@caricatured

Alok Nirantar draws on the Opposition’s protest on the suspension of 12 MPs for the entire Winter Session of Parliament, and connects it to the farmers’ year-long protests against the farm laws and to raise various other demands.

Sajith Kumar | Deccan Herald

Sajith Kumar draws on the Munawar Faruqui controversy and the cancellation of shows of another comedian, Kunal Kamra, to suggest that the ‘show’ unfolding in Delhi — Parliament — is no less entertaining.

Nala Ponnappa | Twitter/@PonnappaCartoon

Nala Ponnappa alludes to Vir Das’ “two Indias” controversy to describe the elevation of Parag Agarwal, IIT-Bombay and Stanford graduate, as CEO of Twitter.

Kirtish Bhatt | BBC News Hindi

Kirtish Bhatt’s shows a common man questioning the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, asking if it’s not satisfied changing the world that it has now started changing itself.

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