Indian cartoonist arrested for sedition, writes @GreensladeR in @guardian

The arrest of a renowned cartoonist in India on charges of sedition has triggered a wave of criticism across the country.

Aseem Trivedi – see his Wikipedia profile – was arrested in Mumbai at the weekend for cartoons that are said to mock the Indian constitution. He was also charged with insulting the national flag.

One of his Cartoons Against Corruption drawings depicted the national emblem as comprising wolves in place of lions.