Jammu and Kashmir girls get arms training to fight militants

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Rajouri (Jammu and Kashmir), May 21 (ANI): Girls in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri District are being imparted special arms training by the police to counter militancy in the State.

The Rajouri police personnel gave training to these young girls, who generally lead sheltered lives at a special camp here on Thursday, so that they are able to defend themselves.

"The training that we are getting here, we have learnt how to use AK-47 rifles and .303 rifles," said Tazzim Akhtar, a trainee at the camp.

"We live very far off. It's a forest area. We have our parents at home and our mothers sit at home alone, and with this we will be able to protect them," said Razia Begum, another trainee at the camp.

Last year, a teenaged girl, Rukhsana Kauser, who is now a special officer with the Jammu and Kashmir Police Force, along with her sibling, overpowered a Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist, snatched his rifle and fired at him, killing him on the spot and injuring another in Kalsian village, about 217 kilometers from Jammu. (ANI)

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