A newspaper, run by a member of the ruling party of Tamil Nadu, publishes a survey suggesting that the chief minister's eldest son is unpopular. Angry "supporters" set the newspaper office ablaze, killing three. Punishment is swiftly meted out by the party -- to the brother of the newspaper owner, for publishing that survey.
An art student puts up an exhibit at a well-known university in Vadodara, based on ancient erotic Hindu art, as part of his coursework. Right-wing thugs invade the university and vandalise the exhibition. Retribution is swift: the art student is arrested. The dean, who backed the student, is suspended.
A US-based cult called the Church of Scientology, started on a bet by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, propounds a bizarre mythology about aliens invading human souls, and has long terrorised its critics (such as Keith Henson). The BBC, having made a critical documentary on this "church", feels obliged to defend itself.
It's all backwards.