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Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi released from jail, says battle has just begun

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Aseem Trivedi, the cartoonist jailed on charges of sedition, left a Mumbai jail today waving his fist in the air, wearing a button-down black shirt just like when he was taken into custody on Saturday. He was granted bail last evening by the Bombay High Court. Mr Trivedi headed first to a shrine for BR Ambedkar, down the road from the Arthur Road jail and a few hours later addressed a press conference saying, "I respect the law but I don't respect that law that makes us feel even today that we don't live in a free country." The 25-year-old passionately said his "battle had just begun," thanked people for their "overwhelming support and slammed India's colonial-era sedition law saying, "124A has been in place since the colonial time when the British used to silence rebel voices. This is the only law which is misused more than it is used, it is archaic and befitting a monarchy not a democracy."


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