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

Topic |   Racism and prejudice
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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