MNS chief Raj Thackeray supported the cartoonist Aseem Trivedi and demanded that he be set free and the sedition charge against him be dropped.
The sedition charged leveled against Kanpur-based freelance cartoonist Aseem Trivedi will be dropped, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil said.
India Against Corruption (IAC) member Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday demanded that all charges against the cartoonist be dropped.
Amid a row over Ambedkar`s cartoon in a textbook, NCERT said it used such illustrations as "good pedagogical tools".
The NCERT began an exercise to examine the recommendation of a committee which has suggested deletion of certain cartoons from textbooks.
The piece by renowned cartoonist RK Laxman printed in the class XII political science book is seen by the Dravidian parties as showing the student agitators against Hindi in 1965 in a poor light.
Opposition Janata Dal (United) on Monday said it was not in favour of seeking resignation of HRD Minister Kapil Sibal over objectionable cartoons in NCERT books.
RJD supremo Lalu Prasad on Monday termed the arrest of a Jadavpore University professor as an assault on the freedom of expression.
The cartoon showed the CM and the Railway
Minister exchanging dialogues from popular Bengali film `Sonar Kella`, a detective thriller by Satyajit Ray.
Danish daily Politiken on Friday
apologised to Muslims for possibly offending them by
reproducing cartoons of the prophet Mohammed in 2008, but said
it did not regret publishing the drawings.
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Day in Pics: 27th January
Showbiz World - January 27, 2015