India | India’s High Court upholds cartoonists’ right to ridicule

India’s High Court upholds cartoonists’ right to ridicule

A recent ruling of the Madras High Court stands out as a beacon of hope for those who revel in lampooning

May 23, 2018 4:11 PM (UTC+8)
Since a cartoonist's task is to shape public opinion, the threshold for suing them for defamation must be much higher than that of other cases, Madras High Court Justice Swaminathan ruled. Photo: AFP/Sam Panthaky
Since a cartoonist's task is to shape public opinion, the threshold for suing them for defamation must be much higher than that of other cases, Madras High Court Justice Swaminathan ruled. Photo: AFP/Sam Panthaky
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