A cartoon drawn by Padma Shri Keshav Shankar Pillai on 1950s had been made to a controversy. The caste leaders wasted time on shouting for this trivial issue, rather than concentrating on important discussion on parliament sessions. The leaders clearly wanted us to be divided on communal & caste lines.
This is another example which shows how much opportunistic are our politicians. By banning this cartoon from the Social Studies text books, the MPs can now start raise objections on descriptions of the human reproductive system from the biology on moral grounds.
Also the attack on Palashikar’s office can be related to the “fatwas” issued by hardliners against a cartoon on prophet or the arrest by West Bengal government for drawing a Mamata’s cartoon.