LONDON (Web Desk) – Prominent UK newspaper the Guardian says Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is clamping down on tolerance and freedom of expression.

An article appearing in the newspaper says Modi regime has effectively tolerated a saffron-clad army of Hindu activists who monitor and violently discipline those suspected of eating beef, disobeying caste rules or betraying the “Hindu nation”.

The article says many Indian journalists and human rights activists have been harassed and threatened with sedition charges.

Last month, dozens of Indian writers handed back their awards in protest, following anti-Muslims violence and attacks on intellectuals.