CARTOON CONTROVERSY

  • Remove Gandhi, Nehru cartoons: NCERT panel July 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The Governmentappointed committee looking into the controversy surrounding political caricatures in the school textbooks has submitted its recommendations. The NCERT panel said that cartoons with negative references to politicians and bureaucrats should be removed from the textbooks. It found that current textbooks carry too many cartoons of the NehruGandhi...
  • No humour please, we are Indians! May 18, 2012

    New Delhi: In 1923, iconic Bengali humorist Sukumar Ray described a curious race of beings "who were scared to laugh". With the government forced to apologise for a 1949 cartoon on Jawaharlal Nehru and B.R. Ambedkar after parliamentarians of all hues raised a massive ruckus, are Indians becoming that humourless...
  • Cartoon row: Mamata warns Facebook, Twitter May 12, 2012

    Kolkata: Resurrecting the issue of cartoons lampooning her sent by email by a Jadavapur University professor, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday claimed it actually contained a message threatening to assassinate her. She also alleged a conspiracy through Facebook, Twitter and SMS and said...
  • Islam threatened, felt NY bomb plotter May 18, 2010

    His emails show that he was deeply hurt by Prophet's cartoons published in the Danish newspaper. ...
  • Prophet's sketch brings Qaeda's wrath on cartoonist October 13, 2007

    Hoganas, Sweden:After the Danish cartoon controversy of 2005, another Scandinavian cartoonist is in trouble. Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks has depicted the Prophet Mohammad as a dog in one of his works. Vilks says he wanted to take a stand for artistic freedom. "It should be possible to insult all religions in...
  • New Prophet cartoons in Denmark October 9, 2006

    Riyadh: A fresh cartoon controversy is brewing over Prophet Mohammad, with the Danes again getting involved in the row for allegedly ridiculing the Prophet. Danish state TV on Friday broadcast amateur video footage showing members of the antiimmigrant Danish People's Party (DPP) at a summer camp in August, drinking, singing...