J&K has opened job application for over 15 lakh unemployed youth and to no surprising, Kashmiri youths have showed the desperate sign to be in the security forces. Over 67,000 candidates applied for 698 sub-inspector posts in a police recruitment drive that was launched from Srinagar.
It seems even the Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani’s encounter killing in July last year failed to scare the strong, or we must say, the fearless Kashmiri youths. The incident has also contributed to the growing confrontation between Kashmiri youth and security forces.
However, amidst of all the clashes, the Kashmiri youth are quite enthusiastic to take part in the Physical Eligibility Test and Physical Standard Test for the post of Sub inspector in J&K Police.
This massive number of 67,000 has increased considerably since last year where 25,000 youngsters had applied. The number itself gave a loud shoutout to the dearth of jobs; and the other reason that seems obvious is the security of government employment in the Valley.
The picture of unemployment in whole of the nation could be made out from the Valley’s huge number of job applications.