Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, second from left, speaks after he was released on bail in Mumbai. Trivedi, whose drawings mocked corruption in the Indian government, was jailed on sedition charges in an arrest that was widely condemned Monday as evidence of political leaders' increasing intolerance of criticism.
An activist of India Against Corruption, center, holding an empty plastic bottle, shouts slogans while protesting the arrest of political cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, outside Arthur jail where he is being held, in Mumbai.
Policemen escort political cartoonist Aseem Trivedi to a court in Mumbai. Trivedi whose drawings mock Indian government's corruption has been jailed on a sedition charge. His arrest has been widely condemned as evidence of political leaders' increasing intolerance of criticism.
A Mumbai Court remanded anti-corruption cartoonist and free speech campaigner Aseem Trivedi to police custody till September 16 for allegedly making cartoons that insult India's flag, Parliament and the national emblem, although Trivedi explained that the cartoons intended to display the insult to the nation that is being done by politicians, and do not seek to insult national symbols in any way.