Wednesday, 17 May 2017

1. His Excellency the President of India, Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi
2. Honble the Prime Minister of India, South Block, New Delhi
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Your Excellencies,
The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri Chandrababu Naidu, has got arrested Inturi Ravi Kiran, a cartoonist, for making and publishing cartoons against the Chief Minister and his son.…/satirist-ravi-kiran-arrested-for-c…
Making and publishing cartoons is part of the freedom of speech guaranteed by Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution, and in a democracy it is the right of citizens to criticize the govt. since the people are supreme in a democracy.
By this unconstitutional, autocratic, and undemocratic act it is evident that the present A.P. Govt. cannot be run in accordance with the Constitution, and under Article 356 of the Constitution in such an event President's rule should be imposed in the state.
Hence you are requested to dismiss the Chandrababu Naidu Govt.,dissolve the A.P. Legislative Assembly, and impose President's rule in A.P. and order fresh elections under Article 356 at the earliest
Yours respectfully
Justice Markandey Katju
former Judge, Supreme Court of India
Fremont, California, USA
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