Kashmir police recruitment drive gets 'overwhelming response' from 3,000 Kashmiris

Srinagar: A recruitment drive by the police in Kashmir on Wednesday evoked an "overwhelming response", with nearly 3,000 young men and women turning up for it, a spokesman of the force said.

Representational image. AP

Representational image. AP

"The youth in Kashmir are showing overwhelming response to the ongoing Jammu and Kashmir Police recruitment process," the spokesman said.

"On Wednesday, 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, 1,674 candidates participated in Anantnag, while 1,295 turned up in Bandipora, the spokesman said adding the recruitment rallies will continue in Bandipora tomorrow and for next three days in Anantnag.

The significant turnout for police recruitment assumes significance as only today 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.

Updated Date: May 11, 2017 15:34 PM

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