Civil Liberties

India Charges Cartoonist With Sedition Over Anti-Corruption Doodle

The world's largest democracy still has a lot to learn


Even as Mumbai Police did a U-turn 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 CNN-IBN that Aseem Trivedi, arrested on Saturday, has taken a moral stand that he will not seek bail unless the Maharashtra government dropped the charge of sedition against him.