A Twitter storm over a cartoon at a time when Indo-Sri Lankan relations are already being tested ...
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Twitter!
There's a fine line between protecting free speech and promoting a tasteless cartoon.
On Sunday, for some unfathomable reason, Lakbima – a newspaper with high circulation owned by a businessman who is very close to the Sri Lankan government – decided to run this cartoon depicting the Indian Prime Minister underneath an uplifted sari of the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (one of 28 states of India).
This led to a Twitter storm:
Lest we think of Twitter as just fodder for celebrities and sports stars, this is a reminder that Twitter is a great democratizing force that gives everyone a voice.