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Definition

Justified police onslaught on trouble makers using their batons as weapons of attack.

Usage

The galatta led to a lathi charge by the cops.
Added 2011-08-05 by Christine

Root

Multiple

Region

All India

Related Terms

Lathi

Terms referencing this

Quit India Movement, Lathi

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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

Related Terms

Fat Polissman

Terms referencing this

dharma addi, police firing, bandobast, bandobust, Laathi