Civil Liberties

Indian Anti-Corruption Activist Threatens Sit-In Protest Outside Police Station

Showing support for jailed cartoonist


Anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal on Monday demanded that all the charges against the jailed cartoonist Aseem Trivedi be dropped or else he will sit on protest outside the Arthur Road prison here from Saturday.

"I spoke to Aseem. By Friday, all the charges should be dropped and he should be freed or else from Saturday onwards we will sit here (outside Arthur Jail) to protest his arrest.

"Either you release Aseem or arrest us," Mr. Kejriwal said outside the jail after meeting the Kanpur-based artist.