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- n. A martial art based on stick fighting originally practiced in India.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See lathee.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. club consisting of a heavy stick (often bamboo) bound with iron; used by police in India
While off-duty, everyone should carry some sort of an implement, at least a 'lathi' or a dagger if they are out of home.
Our Company's boundary line in some way conflicted with theirs, and a dispute arose which soon developed into a series of, first, most comical mix-ups, and afterwards into desperate "lathi" fights.
'lathi' (baton) charge and use of teargas, 'the official said.
Indian police traditionally rely on a lathi , a heavy stick, as an enforcement tool; Mr. Sharma earned notoriety for being quick to draw a gun.
In 2009, the Rico Auto strike ended in the police resorting to lathi charge and firing, leaving one worker dead.
I was reminded how the British had killed freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai in a similar lathi charge.
The police of course have a history of ruthless suppression of the population that they have inherited from the British regime but sadly even after so many decades after independence the police machinery has not evolved very much from the colonial police, including in the police weapon of choice – the lathi.
Obama by ram lathi on Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 2: 23: 06 AM
Singh was unhappy with the treatment meted out by the Jammu and Kashmir state government to the Amarnath Sanagrsh Samiti leaders in Jammu on Saturday where police opened lathi charge on Samiti leaders outside Abhinav Theater in Jammu before the solemn homage ceremony.
The lathi of the police man is not even a semblance of safety and security as much a tool of undisguised aggression and dominance.
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