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Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi in police custody in Mumbai. PTI file photo/The New Indian Express By Mahtab Alam The arrest of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi under section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), amounting sedition, has triggered a new debate. He has been arrested on charges of mocking the Constitution, the Parliament and the National flag through his cartoons. The arrest drew a sharp condemnation from several quarters and rightly so. The former judge of the Supreme Court and Chairperson of Press Council of India, Justice Markandey Katju, was quick to term the arrest wrongful stating that the cartoonist had done