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Kashmiri women turn to police force

Written by: Staff

Rajouri, Mar 13: A police recruitment drive in Rajouri district this week saw huge women turn-out. Casting off their veils and defying social typecasts, women turned out in hordes for a police recruitment drive here.

The drive was conducted to recruit personnel for the Indian Reserve Police (IRP) battalion.

"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," said Jabeen Akhter, a police inspector.

The young women candidates want to serve the country just like men. The recruitment camp aimed at solving the unemployment problem to some extent.

Officials are hopeful that such a large turnout will help in further curbing militancy in the region.


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