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In Cartoons| The Week That Was: Chipko Movement, War on Drugs, Death By WhatsApp

India | News18 | July 9, 2018, 4:37 pm
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 An order to fell almost 17,000 trees in a bid to redevelop south Delhi drew sharp criticism from residents in the capital in the past few weeks. The felling has now been cancelled after massive 'Chipko' protests and demonstrations by Delhiites. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

An order to fell almost 17,000 trees in a bid to redevelop south Delhi drew sharp criticism from residents in the capital in the past few weeks. The felling has now been cancelled after massive 'Chipko' protests and demonstrations by Delhiites. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

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 A recent spate of drug-related deaths in Punjab brought to notice once again the crippling drug menace in the state. Punjab government's recent 'War on Drugs' may have exacerbated the problem. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

A recent spate of drug-related deaths in Punjab brought to notice once again the crippling drug menace in the state. Punjab government's recent 'War on Drugs' may have exacerbated the problem. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

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 The fatal face of fake news reared its head once again after nearly 30 people were killed in various parts of India following a series of fake messages circulated on WhatsApp. The messages warned people of child-lifters, thus creating mob-like situations that ultimately culminated in violence. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

The fatal face of fake news reared its head once again after nearly 30 people were killed in various parts of India following a series of fake messages circulated on WhatsApp. The messages warned people of child-lifters, thus creating mob-like situations that ultimately culminated in violence. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

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 Ahead of 2019 elections, parties are busy wooing the farmers for votes. However, the Cabinet’s decision to increase minimum support price (MSP) for Kharif crops, intended to appease farmers, did not strike the right chord. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

Ahead of 2019 elections, parties are busy wooing the farmers for votes. However, the Cabinet’s decision to increase minimum support price (MSP) for Kharif crops, intended to appease farmers, did not strike the right chord. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

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 Four people were killed as heavy rains lashed Maharashtra on Saturday (July 7) , throwing normal life out of gear. Schools and colleges have been shut to avoid further casualties. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

Four people were killed as heavy rains lashed Maharashtra on Saturday (July 7) , throwing normal life out of gear. Schools and colleges have been shut to avoid further casualties. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

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 The Indian Rupee hit an all-time low in the last week of June, with INR's value dropping to 69.10 against the US dollar as rising crude oil prices deepened concerns about the country's current account deficit and inflation dynamics. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

The Indian Rupee hit an all-time low in the last week of June, with INR's value dropping to 69.10 against the US dollar as rising crude oil prices deepened concerns about the country's current account deficit and inflation dynamics. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

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 The Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was subjected to incessant trolling on Twitter after she helped she transferred an Islamophobic airport official who had refused to issue a passport to an interfaith couple. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

The Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was subjected to incessant trolling on Twitter after she helped she transferred an Islamophobic airport official who had refused to issue a passport to an interfaith couple. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

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 A Thompson Reuters Foundation report named India as the most dangerous country for women. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

A Thompson Reuters Foundation report named India as the most dangerous country for women. (Cartoon by Mir Suhail)

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