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India drops sedition charges against cartoonist Aseem Trivedi

Times of India is reporting that the Indian state government has decided to drop charges of sedition against cartoonist Aseem Trivedi.

“The advocate general (AG), in his advice to the state government, has written that sedition charges slapped on the cartoonist should be dropped. Accordingly, the police have been instructed to make the changes in Trivedi’s case,” the home department official said, adding, “The controversial cartoonist will now be chargesheeted for dishonoring the national symbols, emblem and parliament.”

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