Ambikesh Mahapatra (professor)
Date of Action: April 2012
Location: Bengal, India
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
Medium: Personal Opinion
Confronting Bodies: Trinamool Congress workers, Indian police
Description of Artwork: Professor Ambikesh Mahapatra of Jadvapur University had sent a cartoon out in a large email, that "shows Mamata [Banerjee] and Railways Minister Mukul Roy discussing how to get rid of party MP Dinesh Trivedi."  The cartoon is particularly contentious for criticizing Mamata Banerjee, the West Bengal Chief Minister.
The Incident: Professor Mahapatra was assaulted by people believed to be Trinamool Congress workers, then arrested on charges of "eve-teasing (Section 509 of the IPC), defamation (Section 500 of the IPC), humiliating a woman (Section 114 of the IPC) and causing offence using a computer (Section 66 A (b) of the IT Act)." 
Results of Incident: There was widespread protest over Mahapatra's incarceration, but he still faces the charges.