An ever increasing trend - bash / lock-up folks who dare to share even a cartoon.
In most cases the cartoons are critical but harmless - but inflated egos of netas and their supports will not even allow for that.
Democracy IS THE RIGHT to mock and ridicule our leaders.
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It’s time we have Right to Ridicule as basic freedom
The Cyber Crime Police arrested a 23-year-old youth from Surandai in Tirunelveli district for allegedly circulating a derogatory meme against Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami.
2.What Happens To The People Arrested For Insulting Modi?
Mudassir Rana a meme as he browsed through his phone over lunch one afternoon in October 2016. Rana shared it on Facebook without comment. Next evening, there was a knock on his door. It was the police. Mudassir Rana, the owner of a school in Sardhana, Uttar Pradesh, was under arrest.
3.Arrested for Facebook posts, they spent 12 days in jail, lost their Air India ( their jobs were resumed later)
4. An Indian politician who posted a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a begging bowl on Facebook has been arrested in the latest example of what critics say is a clampdown on free speech.
5. In 2017 and 2018, based on reported incidents accessed by Mint, at least 50 people were arrested across India for posts on social media. Some spent half-a-year behind bars, a few were in jail for roughly a month, while others were let off within a week.
6.Arrest over a Facebook status: 7 times people landed in jail for posts against politicians