Once again, the absurd headline of “Politicians have cartoonist arrested” helps put things in perspective for the rest of us. All the best to Mr Trivedi during all this, and hats off to his courage and convictions and that of all political cartoonists.
Mr Trivedi was arrested on Saturday for a series of cartoons lampooning politicians. He refused to apply for bail at Monday’s hearing, and said if telling the truth made him a traitor then he was happy to be described as one. In one of his cartoons the customary three lions in India’s national emblem are replaced with three wolves, their teeth dripping blood, with the message “Long live corruption” written underneath.