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German envoy slams country’s magazine Der Spiegel for racist cartoon mocking Bharat’s population overtaking China

“German envoy slams country’s magazine Der Spiegel which spoofed India’s population overtaking China”, Firstpost, April 28, 2023:

“Germany’s ambassador to India, Philipp Ackermann, on Thursday criticised the German publication Der Spiegel, for a cartoon the magazine had published recently, in which it had a sarcastic take on India’s population overtaking that of Asian giant China.

“In my personal opinion, the cartoon was neither funny nor appropriate. I would like to invite this cartoonist to come on a metro ride with me in Delhi. I think many metros in Germany are not as good as the Delhi Metro and the same goes for the train system. He should inquire a little more about India and know how state-of-the-art their railway system is,” Ackermann was quoted as saying by news agencies.

Soon after the announcement that India’s population had overtaken China’s, the now viral cartoon attempted to depict a comparison of “development levels” between the two countries….”

Read the full article at Firstpost.com

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