There are a large number of men and women at this police recruitment drive, including from Tral, Burhan Wani’s hometown. Despite the stigma, they say, police work ensures a decent salary, a stable job in a state with few options
A joint team of Jammu and Kashmir Police’s Special Operations Group and Army’s 21 Rashtriya Rifles launched the operation at Waripora village in Handwara after receiving specific inputs about presence of militants there.
“Several unwarranted postures have contributed to trust deficit and alienation leading to confrontation and acrimony at various levels,” said PDP vice-president and Mehbooba Mufti's uncle, Sartaj Madni.
The statement comes in wake of a recent incident in which some suspected militants asked people not to carry Pakistani flags and instead asked them to hoist black flags, similar to that of the ISIS and Al-Qaeda.
After the stones are flung and slogans chanted, where does the average Kashmiri student head? To depoliticised campuses, where, like many their age, they watch TV soaps and read – but not before holding heated debates on identity, Kashmir.