211520.stripInternational: Cartoonist Scott Adams’ Dilbert has come out with a recent strip with popular character Dogbert, and Asok the intern satirically tackling India’s criminalization of gay couples.

Dilbert is one of the most successful syndicated comic strips in history, as it appears in 2,000 newspapers in 70 countries around the world, reports glaad.org.

Scott commented on the comic strip via his blog, expressing disapproval of the government regulating peoples’ relationships: Today Asok the intern came out. Tomorrow he’ll have some things to say about the so-called government of India.

Reacting to pleas that he is being political and ruining the comic strip, Scot said “It’s only political if there’s someone on the other side of the debate. In this case, no one favors a government deciding which sexual acts among consenting adults in the privacy of their own homes are allowed and which are punishable by jail.  If I am wrong, and you favor the government restricting what kind of sex you can have with another consenting adult, please proudly state your case. I’m listening.”

A number of the newspapers in which Dilbert circulates, however, chose to not run this particular strip, or the following day’s strip, which also commented in no uncertain terms on the situation in India, reported glaad.org.

In December 2013, the Supreme Court in India reversed a landmark decision and re-criminalized LGBT couples’ relationships throughout the country. Since the ruling, India’s LGBT community and its allies have been protesting the decision.

Source: glaad.org

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