Due to such a situation, the recruitment process got interrupted by the local police, who expelled the protesters with a lathi charge.
A video capture shows the lathi charge in Dahisar
The Mumbai police lathi-charged women candidates during the fire brigade recruitment in Dahisar on Saturday afternoon. The recruitment drive has sparked outrage and protests among several young women candidates, who were allegedly disqualified for not being tall enough, even though they say they were taller than the minimum height limit prescribed by the Municipal Corporation.
Due to such a situation, the recruitment process got interrupted by the local police, who expelled the protesters with a lathi charge. Women candidates claimed that had come from different parts of the state and had camped in Mumbai for two days for the recruitment but were unfairly disqualified despite being taller than the minimum height requirement of 162 cm. They also said that when they raised their voice, the police hit them badly.
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The police says that the women who were eligible according to their height, were allowed to enter at 5 am, but some weren’t, and they were protesting. These same women are now demanding the officials to retest their height, added police.