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A phrase used to describe an incident when the police in India fire their rifles, usually 303 enfield rifles, on a mob.

Usage

Tamil Nadu police firing: Toll rises to six
IANS Mon, Sep 12, 2011

Chennai, Sep 12 (IANS) The toll in police firing on a Dalit mob in Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram district rose to six with one more person succumbing to his injuries early Monday, police said, adding that tension continued in the area.

The mob, indulging in arson and stone pelting Sunday, was protesting the detention of TMMK founder John Pandian at Paramakudi, about 450 km from here. He was detained when he was on his way to participate in Dalit leader Emmanuel Sekaran's memorial celebrations.

Added 2011-09-15 by porkipaya

Root

English

Region

All India

Terms referencing this

Sakharam, thalle, Flying Squad