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Russian Tsar, Ming Emperor & Aurangzeb run the world, and the ‘wrong kind’ of Brother’s Day

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 cites the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Beijing’s assertion that Taiwan is part of China, and heated debates over the role of a certain Mughal emperor in India’s history, to ask whether the world is living in the past.

Kirtish Bhatt | BBC News Hindi | Twitter/@Kirtishbhat

Kirtish Bhatt, on the occasion of Brother’s Day (24 May), takes a jibe at outrage over content that encourages fraternity across religions. In the illustration, a man with a stick can be heard asking another holding a greeting card that says “Brothers Day”: “Is this that brothers day that calls for Hindu-Muslim unity?”

Satish Acharya | Twitter/@satishacharya

Satish Acharya refers to the praise garnered by the Union government over its move to reduce excise duty on petrol by Rs 8 per litre and on diesel by Rs 6 per litre.

R Prasad | Economic Times | Twitter/@rprasad66

Dismayed at the Akal Takht jathedar‘s call for Sikhs to arm themselves, R. Prasad points out how communal tensions are festering over events that took place centuries ago.

Sandeep Adhwaryu | Times of India | Twitter/@CartoonistSan

Sandeep Adhwaryu makes a point about reports of a Bengaluru school asking its alumni to rename Varanasi’s Gyanvapi mosque to ‘Gyanvapi temple’ on Google Maps.

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