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Cough twice for Delhi & what’s making Arif Mohammed Khan see ‘Red’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

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The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media, and are credited appropriately.

In today’s featured cartoon, Irshad Kaptan alludes to the hazardous air pollution Delhi is experiencing.

The average air quality index in the NCR Saturday was recorded at 447. An AQI of over 400 is considered hazardous. Later, though, thanks to a change in the wind direction it improved slightly to ‘very poor’. In the cartoon by Kaptan, a man asks another where he is from and gets a cough in response, to which he replies — ‘Ah! You’re from Delhi’.

Neelabh | Twitter/@neelabhtoons
Neelabh | Twitter/@neelabhtoons

Neelabh, too, alludes to the poor air quality in the national capital and the introduction of restrictions by the Aam Aadmi Party government under its Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) 4. These restrictions come while stubble burning in the AAP-ruled neighbouring Punjab have continued as usual, even seeing a 20 per cent rise.

Satish Acharya | Twitter/@satishacharya
Satish Acharya | Twitter/@satishacharya

Satish Acharya illustrates the political blame game taking place in regards to air pollution in Delhi, with AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal having to play both parts — offense and defense.

Nala Ponnappa | Twitter/@PonnappaCartoons
Nala Ponnappa | Twitter/@PonnappaCartoons

Alluding to the LBW (leg before wicket) rule in cricket, Nala Ponnappa refers to former Pakistan Prime Minister and cricketer Imran Khan being shot in the leg during a rally in Wazirabad.

Pencilashan | Twitter/@pencilashan
Vishnu Madhav | Twitter/@pencilashan

Vishnu Madhav alludes to Kerala governor Arif Mohammed Khan barring two Malayalam TV channels, Kairali and Media One, from his press meet Monday. In the cartoon, a journalist says, “Now we have some more space to stand in”.

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