Indian Police Arrest Editor Over #CharlieHebdo Reprint

MUMBAI: Police have arrested and bailed the editor of an Urdu-language newspaper in Mumbai for reprinting an anti-Islam cartoon from satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, police said Thursday.

Shirin Dalvi, editor of the Mumbai edition of the daily Avadhnama newspaper, was arrested by police in the town of Mumbra in Thane district, close to the financial capital.

The editor was arrested under section 295A of the Indian Penal Code, which bans malicious and deliberate acts intended to outrage religious feelings.

h/t Dr. J

  • Coffeeguy

    question, how would you know that this image is of Mohamed if images are not allowed and who’s to say this is the correct image of Mohamed,

    Since it seems to be the most popular name in the Muslim culture. that picture could be mohamud’s cousin mohamed
    just sayin

  • TotallyPeeved

    80 million dead Indians from koranimals didn’t teach you a damn thing, huh?

  • Martin B

    Why is Narendra Modi’s government enforcing sharia law on behalf of the Muzz?

    • Minicapt

      It’s a Hindu law, but enforced equally. Christians, on the other hand, may not be covered.


  • simus1

    Presumably a non muslim cartoonist can come up with “get out of jail” bribe money for the law a lot faster than most Mumbai muslim rapists so …