Another Indian Cartoonist in Legal Trouble

Hey, India, there's this thing called "free speech" ...


Aseem Trivedi was released on bail in Mumbai on Wednesday but in a corner of Indore, another cartoonist Harish Yadav appeared in the court for his umpteenth hearing. Last September a case was filed against him for drawing a cartoon that lampooned Gujarat CM Narendra Modi . Since then he has been doing the rounds of Indore lower court every fortnight or so. Strangely, the police are yet to file a chargesheet.

"It has been a year and the prosecution has not been able to file a chargesheet. Ideally, it is supposed to be filed within 90 days. Unless that happens the case cannot move forward in court," says Yadav's lawyer, Shailendra Polekar.