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4 February 2009

Hindu (India) / IANS

LUCKNOW — Nearly 700 women applied for arms licences in 2008 in western Uttar Pradesh. No, the region is not witnessing some sort of movement — rather politicians and criminals are using female members of their family to procure licences by proxy. Western Uttar Pradesh, in the past few years, has registered a surprising rise in the number of arms licences procured and applied for by women. According to statistics of the arms licensing authorities, there has been... (

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