Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dubbed himself the “chowkidar” or “watchman” of the nation. Photo: Hindustan Times
Akanksha Singh
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Akanksha Singh

Why Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘watchman’ campaign could easily slip into vigilantism

  • With the country witnessing a rise in mob lynchings, fuelled by Hindu nationalism since Modi took office, his pre-election campaign risks encouraging Indians to take the law into their own hands

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dubbed himself the “chowkidar” or “watchman” of the nation. Photo: Hindustan Times
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Akanksha Singh

Akanksha Singh

Akanksha Singh is a writer and culture journalist based in Mumbai, India. She has been published in Explore Parts Unknown, HuffPost, The Independent, The Sydney Morning Herald and many more. You can find her written work on akanksha-singh.com