Nowshera (Rajouri), March (11): Women turned up in large numbers for a police recruitment drive in LoC town of Nowshehra in Rajouri district.
Casting off their veils and defying social typecasts, women of Nowshehra, Sunderbani and Kalakote of Rajouri district turned out in hordes for the recruitment.
The drive was conducted to recruit personnel for the Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) battalion.
Police Inspector Jabeen Akhter said, "We have received an overwhelming response from this area."
"Traditionally, this area has a large representation as far as the police or security forces are concerned and that seems to be having an impact," added Akhter.
The young women candidates appeared all geared up to serve the country just like men.
The recruitment drive was conducted eyeing upon solving the unemployment problem in the area to some extent and to boost women empowerment.
Officials expressed their delight to see women in huge attendance hoping that such a large turnout would help in curbing the militancy in the region. By Tahir Nadeem Khan(ANI)