Srinagar, Sept 23: Defying the separatists’ call of agitation, around 500 Kashmiri youth, including girls, turned up for an army recruitment rally in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, one of the worst-hit places in the ongoing unrest in the Valley.
It is important to mention here that on Wednesday after returning from recruitment rally, these candidates were threatened and even beaten up by some miscreants. Despite all this, the number of participates kept increasing on Thursday.
Hundreds of young girls, most of them who were seen wearing Hijab, participated in the recruitment rally in South Kashmir.
“Separatists and some locals are perpetually threatening us but we are determined to serve our nation,” said one of the female participants.
The army’s recruitment drive would move North from September 29, when such a rally would be held in district Bandipore.