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Police jobs major hope for Kashmir youths

Last Updated: Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 18:08

Srinagar: With government jobs getting
scarce and multinational companies showing reluctance to start
operations in Kashmir, police recruitment rallies are turning
out to be a major hope for hundreds of unemployed youths here.

Several thousands youths today lined up to test their
luck at the on-the-spot recruitment rally for the post of
constables, at Jawahar Nagar locality here.

Though the minimum academic qualification for the
recruitment as constables was matriculation, there were many
with degrees and specialised post-graduate degrees.

Nisar Ahmad from Abi Guzar locality of Srinagar, who
has a post-graduate degree in English literature, said he
worked for four years in New Delhi with American Express as a
senior associate.

"I came back because there was no one to look after my
family," Nisar said in fluent English, adding the job in the
police was an opportunity for him to earn livelihood.

Hilah Ahmad Shiekh, another aspirant with a
post-graduate degree in Education, hailed the police
recruitment drive for youths.

"There are no government jobs, private sector pays
peanuts, what will happen with it. We have no other option
other than this," he said.

Nisar and Hilal were among the hundred-odd youths who
were recruited as constables.


First Published: Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 18:08

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