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April 21, 2024
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Sparks outrage in India for mocking population growth: Many Indians express displeasure over German magazines ‘Racist’ cartoon about India’s Population

NEW DELHI: A recent cartoon published in the German news magazine, Der Spiegel, has sparked outrage among many Indians, including Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar. The cartoon depicts an overcrowded Indian train moving on a parallel rail line, leaving behind a modern Chinese train. The cartoon is a reference to India overtaking China as the world’s most populous country.

Many Indians have taken to social media to express their anger and disappointment with the cartoon. They have accused the magazine of racism and ignorance about India’s progress in recent decades.

Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar tweeted his displeasure, stating that the magazine is stuck in old ideas about India and does not recognize the progress that India has made. He also criticized the magazine for its lack of sensitivity towards the issue of overpopulation in India.

Chandrasekhar tweeted, “Dear Cartoonist at Der Spiegel, Notwithstanding ur attmpt at mocking India, its not smart to bet against India under PM Modi ji, In a few years Indias economy will be bigger than germany’s.”

Kanchan Gupta, senior advisor to the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, wrote on Twitter that this cartoon is ‘horribly racist’.

The cartoon has been widely criticized for its stereotypical portrayal of India as a backward and overcrowded country. Many Indians have pointed out that the cartoon fails to take into account the many positive developments in India, such as its growing economy and technological advancements.

The controversy over the cartoon highlights the need for greater cultural sensitivity and awareness in the media. Many Indians feel that the cartoon is a clear example of the kind of insensitive and ill-informed reporting that perpetuates negative stereotypes about India and its people.

Another Twitter user has written that this cartoon shows the ‘mentality of the elite class’. ‘Der Spiegel’ has not yet responded to these criticisms.

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