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11 Controversial Political Magazine Covers From India

From taking on political parties to outdated laws, these publications didn't shy away from making a statement.

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1. India Today — December, 2013

India Today

This cover featured celebrated author and gay rights activist Vikram Seth posing for a mugshot. It was an appeal against the controversial Section 377 of the IPC that criminalises gay sex.


7. Himalaya Dhwani — January, 2015

Himalaya Dhwani

A mouthpiece of Hindutva group Durga Vahini, this magazine cover photoshopped Kareena Kapoor in a niqab. The issue centered around the "Love Jihad" campaign and chose the Hindu actress as its face because of her marriage to Muslim Saif Ali Khan.

8. Femina — July, 2014


Both celebrated and debated, this cover featured Huma Qureshi and a mannequin with the "perfect" figure. It sparked numerous conversations about society's standards for beauty and body image issues.