Cartoonist gets death threats

IN Media Watch Briefs | 17/04/2018

Cartoonist Swathi Vadlamudi received deaths threats on Facebook after her cartoon, posted on her Facebook and Twitter accounts, depicting Ram and Sita in the wake of violence against women, went viral.  A complaint by the Hindu Sanghatan, an ultra-Hindu right group, was lodged under Sec 295 of the Indian Penal Code in Saidabad police station in Hyderabad. The Network of Women in the Media, India,said that the cartoon posed a question and did not seek to denigrate anyone's beliefs.                  

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