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Old 08-14-2007, 05:35 PM   #1
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August 14, 2007: Indian villagers get anti-terror training



Yeah! You go girl! An official caption says
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Ladies of the Village Defense Committee squeeze off a few AK-47 bursts during training by the Indian army in Sariya, India. VDCs are local self-defense groups that were set up in Jammu and Kashmir in the mid-1990's following a number of massacres. The idea is to help villagers in remote areas defend themselves against terrorist attacks and intimidation.
An Indian co-worker of mine recognized the phenomenon immediately: the Village Defense Committee is a familiar thing in many parts of India. Here, it's a case of colorful and joyful female empowerment.



Another Indian co-worker mentioned that, in the old class system in India, she was of the second-highest class which is roughly the warrior class. Her ancient family history was in the military. It seemed funny because the lady in question is 5 feet tall and of a totally gentle disposition. But terrorists beware: there are hidden warriors in India, and they're armed, dangerous, and some are kinda cute as well.
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Old 08-14-2007, 05:59 PM   #3
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:08 PM   #4
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Indian villagers get anti-terror training

Second picture...#1 Mark III Enfields...originally in .303 British...later converted to .410 single shot shotguns..... For police riot control......no magazine protruding. A nine pound shotgun in .410 is a lot to carry.
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:19 PM   #5
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You seem disturbingly well informed about firearms....
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:51 PM   #6
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"Colorful, and joyful female empowerment."

I guess that says it all.
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Old 08-14-2007, 08:46 PM   #7
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Second picture...#1 Mark III Enfields...originally in .303 British...later converted to .410 single shot shotguns..... For police riot control......no magazine protruding. A nine pound shotgun in .410 is a lot to carry.
Defense.... stick it out the window. Plus these aren't city dwellers, them's country girls.... hauling water, kerosene or wood, and crops.
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Old 08-14-2007, 11:27 PM   #8
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Old 08-14-2007, 11:29 PM   #9
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Old 08-14-2007, 11:46 PM   #10
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