The Lathi is a martial arts weapon used by Indian, Bangladesh and other Southeast Asian police forces. It is a 2-5 foot stick usually made out of bamboo. The Lathi is used mainly for crowd control. It is also known for the infamous "Lathi Charge" where policemen charge as a group while swinging Lathi in order to disperse protesters, etc.
It is also the main weapon used in the Bangladeshi and Indian stick-fighting martial arts known as Lathi Khela. The martial arts version of the Lathi is longer than the police version.
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