More than 20,000 Kashmiri youth applies for Railway police recruitment

SRINAGAR: A recruitment drive to fill up posts of the railway police officers in Jammu and Kashmir evoked a huge response from Kashmiri youth in Srinagar who lined up on Friday for a physical test.

"We have received more than 20,000 forms for the posts. Per day, we are conducting physical tests of over 700 boys and girls," said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shafqat Ahmad.

More than 20,000 youth applied for the post

A young man named Shahid Rashid standing in the queue said that he hurriedly applied for the post as it was a good opportunity to get employment.

"It is an encouraging opportunity," said Shahid Rashid, a youth standing in the queue

This Special police officer (SPO) recruitment drive had started on Thursday and will continue for another three days. During the drive, hundreds of youth were asked to fill up of forms, run a 400-meter race and give physical tests. The applicants are selected on the same day.

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