KOHIMA, April 8 - Assam Rifles has inducted the first batch of 100 women personnel, who were recruited from rallies all over the country, into the force.
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday took the salute from the women recruits at their passing out parade held at Assam Rifles Training Centre and School at Shokhuvi in Nagaland�s Dimapur district.
A total of 212 recruits were part of the parade, of whom 100 of them were women.
�Women are no less than men as they are also progressively contributing in all fields leading to development of the country,� Rijiju said while also calling upon the womenfolk to continue playing their role more effectively to make the nation rich and prosperous.
The new recruits will be posted in various battalions of the force for search, frisking and interrogation of women when required, disperse female mob/crowd control and tackle agitations involving women agitators, an Assam Rifles official said.
They would be employed at Mobile Check Posts (MCP) and road opening operations apart from Cordon And Search Operation (CASO), Relief and Rescue Operations during communal and natural calamities and help in dealing with women over ground workers/protesters so as to avoid violation of human rights and project a clean image of the force. � PTI