Mumbai: NCP on Monday defended the police action against cartoonist Aseem Trivedi who was booked under sedition charges and demanded an apology from him.

Talking to reporters, NCP spokesman Nawab Malik said Trivedi had been arrested for objectionable cartoons of the national emblem and the Parliament.

"People are being misled to believe that he has been booked for supporting anti-corruption agitation against politicians and the government," Malik claimed.

According to him, Trivedi should apologise for his actions after which the government can consider withdrawing the case against him.

"Right to freedom of speech and expression does not give you a right to abuse. Trivedi's cartoons are not against political parties, government but against the country," the NCP spokesman claimed.


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