Vishal Jood, who was asked to leave Australia after being linked to attacks on the Sikh community. Photo: Twitter
Vishal Jood, who was asked to leave Australia after being linked to attacks on the Sikh community. Photo: Twitter

Why did a Hindu who attacked Sikhs in Australia receive a hero’s welcome in Modi’s India?

  • International student Vishal Jood was asked to leave Australia after being linked to a series of attacks on Sikhs. Rather than opprobrium, on his return he was greeted by a roadshow and politicians calling him a patriot
  • Critics who accuse prime minister Narendra Modi’s BJP party of fuelling Hindu nationalism in India warn Jood’s case shows how the problem has spread to overseas diasporas

Vishal Jood, who was asked to leave Australia after being linked to attacks on the Sikh community. Photo: Twitter
Vishal Jood, who was asked to leave Australia after being linked to attacks on the Sikh community. Photo: Twitter
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