‘The Hindu’ posts cartoon showing coronavirus in Muslim attire, faces backlash on Twitter

News paper, ‘The Hindu’ on Friday published a cartoon showing coronavirus pointing a AK47 assault rifle towards the earth. The odd part of the cartoon that caught the eyes of many readers who called on the news agency for publishing the cartoon was that cartoonist had depicted coronavirus in a Muslim attire ‘Pathani”.

The cartoon was reportedly designed by The Hindu’s National Design Editor Deepak Harichandran.

Readers took note of the cartoon and called on the newspaper for equating the deadly virus with Muslims and normalizing Islamophobia.

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