The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

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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.


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



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