A clash broke out between women candidates, who reached for the recruitment of Women Fire Brigade exam, and the police in Mumbai today, February 4. Police resorted to lathicharge to bring the situation under control.
Thousands of women candidates had come for the Women Fire Brigade recruitment drive, but the clash broke out when several of them were disqualified due to their height, TOI reported.
According to Mumbai Fire Brigade Chief Officer Sanjay Manjrekar the protest erupted after officials prevented female candidates who arrived at the exam center late from participating in the recruitment drive. The incident occurred in Dahisar, Mumbai.
“3318 women candidates, who were qualified as per height criteria were chosen for further selection process. Protesting women are those who came late. We can’t allow people who reached around 10 am when time was 8 am,” Chief Officer said.
#WATCH | Women who reached for the recruitment of Women Fire Brigade clashed with police in Mumbai, Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/RQxGIv6avd— ANI (@ANI) February 4, 2023
Manjrekar assured the candidates about conducting the further recruitment process soon, reported Times Now.
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However, protesting women candidates accused authorities of corruption in the recruitment process. They also raised slogans against the exam conducting authorities. Due to the clash, the recruitment drive was halted.