Assam cartoonist Nituparna Rajbongshi in eye of storm for ‘vulgar’ cartoon on CM Sonowal


Guwahati, January 9: The 38-year-old well known cartoonist from Assam’s Barpeta district, Nituparna Rajbongshi’s cartoons opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 has drawn considerable backlash against him.

A set of his cartoons is doing the rounds on social media since December 31. One of the cartoons depicted Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal as a nude caricature also.

“I am facing a lot of flak for this cartoon but I do not regret it one bit and also I am not scared,” he said as quoted in The Indian Express.

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Meanwhile, the Tinsukia youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Assam on Tuesday has lodged an FIR against a Digboi youth who shared Nituparna Rajbongshi’s cartoons on Sonowal.

Social media users are tagging Assam Police in his cartoons asking the police force to take action against the cartoonist.