CARTOONIST ARREST

  • Rushdie uncensored: Hindu intolerance as bad as Muslims' September 17, 2012

    Author Salman Rushdie, in an exclusive interview with CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, has said that his enemies never had a point, and that they were wrong. The noted author feels that in the Muslim world, there has been an attempt to demonise him, and it has been successful. However, Rushdie...
  • Modern Islam has glamorised jihad: Rushdie September 17, 2012

    Author Salman Rushdie, in an interview with CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, has said that the idea of the holy war seems to be growing popular amongst the youth in economically disadvantaged economies as they are largely unemployed with no means of a good life and jihad gives them a...
  • My cartoons will now spew more venom: Trivedi September 16, 2012

    Kanpur: Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, who was arrested on sedition charges, on Sunday said he would continue to draw cartoons that raise issues like corruption, as people in large numbers thronged the railway station here to receive him. Trivedi, who belongs to Shuklaganj in adjoining Unnao district, was received by his parents...
  • Will act against misuse of sedition law: Katju September 16, 2012

    Former Supreme Court judge and Chairman of the Press Council, Justice Markandey Katju has slammed the politicians and the police for taking action against cartoonist Aseem Trivedi over some of his work that depicted Parliament as a commode and the national emblem with wolves instead of lions. Slamming the Mumbai...
  • SIT to review sedition charge against Aseem September 13, 2012

    Mumbai: The Mumbai police have formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by an Assistant Commissioner of Police to probe the case of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi and also review the sedition charges slapped on him. "The case has now been handed over to the SIT headed by ACP GT Padwal. Earlier,...
  • Aseem Trivedi out on bail, govt yet to drop sedition charge September 12, 2012

    Cartoonist and anticorruption activist Aseem Trivedi is out on bail. But the government is yet to drop the sedition charge slapped against him. ...
  • Aseem Trivedi vows to intensify his campaign September 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, who is facing the charge of sedition among others, on Wednesday said he had not done anything wrong and vowed to intensify his campaign for scrapping of the sedition law. "I want to awaken people. Government is not listening to us. There was a countrywide protest...
  • Had to make cartoons to awaken govt: Aseem Trivedi September 12, 2012

    Speaking to CNNIBN EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai, Aseem Trivedi said he had not done anything wrong. ...
  • Fight for freedom of expression will continue: Aseem Trivedi September 12, 2012

    Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, booked on the charge of sedition, on Wednesday walked out of Arthur Road Jail, a day after being granted bail by the Bombay High Court. ...
  • Aseem Trivedi released, wants sedition law repealed September 12, 2012

    Mumbai: Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, booked on the charge of sedition, on Wednesday walked out of Arthur Road Jail, a day after being granted bail by the Bombay High Court. Trivedi also wants the sedition law to be scrapped. "I will cooperate in court cases. Section 124 (A) should be removed...
  • Bal Thackeray backs Aseem, but raps him too September 12, 2012

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Wednesday came out in support of jailed cartoonist Aseem Trivedi but also gave him a sharp rap on the knuckles. While contending that the sedition charge slapped by Mumbai police on the cartoonist was a bit too much, Thackeray also pulled up Trivedi for...
  • Cartoonist Aseem expected to be out of jail today September 12, 2012

    Mumbai: Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi has finally agreed to accept bail. He is currently at the Arthur Road jail in Mumbai and is expected to be released later on Wednesday. Aseem earlier refused to apply for bail till sedition charges were dropped against him. However, a bail was granted on Tuesday...
  • Aseem accepts bail, says he respects judiciary September 11, 2012

    Mumbai: Hours after refusing to take the bail granted by the Bombay High Court, cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, arrested on the charges of mocking Parliament and the National Emblem, on Tuesday evening said that he would accept it and execute the bond on Wednesday. The cartoonist said, "I respect judiciary, will execute...
  • Cartoonist Aseem refuses to take bail from HC September 11, 2012

    Mumbai: Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, arrested on the charges of mocking Parliament and the National Emblem, has been granted bail by the Bombay High Court on a personal bond of Rs 5,000. But Aseem Trivedi told the court that he was not taking the bail as the sedition charge under Indian...
  • Sedition and treason: the difference between the two September 11, 2012

    New Delhi: After the arrest of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi under sedition charges, it has become important to understand what is and can be construed as sedition and how it is different from treason. Sedition is an overt subversive act which leads to incitement against status quo or authority or order. It...
  • Cartoonists must know their limits, warns police September 11, 2012

    Mumbai: Even as the debate over cartoonist Aseem Trivedi's arrest continues, the Mumbai Police maintains that cartoonists must know their limits. Mumbai Police Commissioner Dr Satyapal Singh has said, "I can't say if the charges will be dropped or not. We don't need him anymore for the investigation. This is...
  • Can drawing a cartoon be seen as an antinational act? September 10, 2012

    Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi refuses bail till the sedition law is repealed, sent to jail till the September 24. ...
  • Aseem arrest: Govt against censorship, says Soni September 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The arrest of Aseem Trivedi on sedition charges for his cartoons on Monday gave BJP fresh ammunition to target the UPA, even as the government said it was against censorship but wanted citizens to respect national symbols. BJP alleged that while the UPA government was involved in corruption cases...
  • Aseem sent to jail, Katju says arrest policemen September 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Defiant cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, who was arrested on sedition and two other charges for mocking Parliament and the National Emblem, on Monday refused to apply for bail even as the police said that they did not want his custody any more. The cartoonist said that he would not apply...
  • Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi vows not to apply for bail September 10, 2012

    Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi has decided not to apply for bail and wants the sedition charge to be dropped first. ...
  • NCP defends action against cartoonist Trivedi September 10, 2012

    Mumbai: The NCP on Monday defended the police action against cartoonist Aseem Trivedi who was booked under sedition charges and demanded an apology from him. Talking to reporters, NCP spokesman Nawab Malik said Trivedi had been arrested for objectionable cartoons of the national emblem and Parliament. "People are being misled to believe...
  • Cartoonist Aseem sent to jail till September 24 September 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, arrested for mocking Parliament and the National Emblem, has been sent to judicial custody by a Mumbai court till September 24. The police did not seek Aseem's custody and Mumbai's Bandra court send him to judicial custody as he did not apply for bail. Aseem refused...
  • Cartoonist's arrest: 'Politicians are creating climate of fear' September 10, 2012

    Famous cartoonist Hemant Morparia has come out in support of Aseem Trivedi saying that his arrest is a proof of the increasing highhandedness of the state. ...
  • Cartoonist's arrest: Expression vital for artists, says B'lore September 10, 2012

    Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi's arrest has the nation in outrage. Some, however, feel that the artist went a bit far when he disrespected the national emblem. ...
  • Aseem to seek bail if sedition charge is dropped September 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Even as Mumbai Police did a Uturn on arrested cartoonist Aseem Trivedi and decided to give up his custody, India Against Corruption (IAC) activists demanded that the charge under Indian Penal Code Section 124(A) (sedition) against him should be dropped first. Sources have told CNNIBN that Aseem Trivedi, arrested on...
  • Mumbai Police to give up Aseem Trivedi's custody September 10, 2012

    Mumbai: After countrywide outrage and severe criticism for the arrest of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, Mumbai Police decided to give up his custody on Monday. Trivedi was sent to police custody till September 16 on Sunday. Trivedi's friend and India Against Corruption (IAC) member Mayank Gandhi met Trivedi on Monday and was...
  • Sedition: does it have any place in modern India? September 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Now that Kanpurbased cartoonist Aseem Trivedi has been charged with sedition for his cartoons that 'mocked' the country's political class, Parliament and the national emblem, one has to bear in mind that the word "sedition" does not actually figure anywhere in the Indian Constitution. It is an offence...
  • Watch: Aseem Trivedi's arrest sparks nationwide outrage September 10, 2012

    While the Press Council has called the charges against the cartoonist ridiculous, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil has said that police custody was not needed. ...
  • Police had no grounds to arrest Aseem: RR Patil September 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil has said there were no grounds for the police to take cartoonist Aseem Trivedi into custody. "The police investigation was complete. There was no need to seek police custody. I am looking into the matter. We will say so in court," Patil said. Union Minister...
  • Cartoonist's arrest: Politicians must be tolerant, says Katju September 10, 2012

    Justice Markandey Katju has slammed the charges against cartoonist Aseem Trivedi as "nonsense, stupid" and said that the policemen who arrested him must be put behind bars for violation of fundamental rights. ...