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‘Overwhelming response’: Nearly 3,000 Kashmiris turn up for J-K police recruitment

The significant turnout for J-K police recruitment comes after militants killed a Kashmiri army officer in an apparent attempt to dissuade the locals from joining the forces.

india Updated: May 10, 2017 23:40 IST
Thousands turned up for the Jammu and Kashmir police recruitment drive in Kashmir.
Thousands turned up for the Jammu and Kashmir police recruitment drive in Kashmir.(AP File Photo)

A recruitment drive by the police in Kashmir on Wednesday received an “overwhelming response”, with nearly 3,000 young men and women turning up for it, a spokesperson of the force said.

“The youth in Kashmir are showing overwhelming response to the ongoing Jammu and Kashmir Police recruitment process,” the spokesperson said.

“Today, the recruitment rallies were held in south Kashmir’s Anantnag and north Kashmir’s Bandipora district where hundreds of young men and women thronged the recruitment venues,” he added.

On the first day of the rally, 1674 candidates participated in Anantnag, while 1295 turned up in Bandipora, the spokesperson said, adding that the recruitment rallies will continue in Bandipora tomorrow and for next three days in Anantnag.

The significant turnout for police recruitment comes after militants killed a young Kashmiri army officer in an apparent attempt to dissuade the locals from joining the forces.

“The candidates who qualified the physical test today will have to appear in the written examination for the final selection,” the spokesman said.