The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

Definition

A laathi is a dunda is a truncheon, typically wielded by a law enforcement official. A laathi charge is therefore an attack on an unruly mass of people by law enforcement officials. Used in newspaper articles in India covering police actions as part of crowd control.

Usage

Did you hear the police laathi charged a crowd in Russell Market last night?
Added 2011-06-25 by mainmacha

Root

Hindi

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Terms referencing this

dharma addi, police firing, bandobast, bandobust, Laathi