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Jailed for satirical post, hospitalised, and now granted bail

Jailed for satirical post, hospitalised, and now granted bail

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra

Defence analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra posted satirical tweets about the Konark temple in Orissa. He was subsequently arrested by the police on a wide array of charges. His bail pleas have been rejected by the lower court as well as the Supreme Court but now the Orissa Assembly has pardoned him.


The Quint




Orissa High Court Grants Bail to Journalist Abhijit-Iyer Mitra






Jailed defence analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra moved to Bhubaneswar hospital due to illness: Report

He has been in custody since October 24 for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of the people of Odisha.


Odisha Assembly pardons defence analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra for remarks on Konark Sun Temple

The House Committee recommended that Iyer-Mitra be provided books on Odisha’s history.






Where the mind is without fear, the mouth will crack a joke

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra’s satire has devolved into tragicomedy, with the state and the judiciary playing their roles in it.

By Rishi Majumder




The Indian man in prison for cracking 'offensive' jokes 

Soutik Biswas India correspondent


The Print




What if Barkha Dutt had joked about Konark Temple’s erotica instead of Abhijit Iyer Mitra?


Cover Photo: Facebook - Abhijit Iyer-Mitra