Jammu And Kashmir Police Recruit Women30 May 2010
Jammu: Girls from Sunderbani, quite close to the Line of Control (LoC) between Indian and Pakistan, appeared in large numbers for the three-day long police recruitment drive in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri District. Over 450 girls appeared in the recruitment drive that began on Friday. The young girls were judged on the basis of academic qualification as well as physical strength. The various parameters of recruitment ranged from physique such as height and other tests of endurance like racing, throwing shot put, long jump and spiriting among others. 'I want to get into the police force and want to make my state of Jammu and Kashmir feel proud. And I hope that I will get recruited and will be able to protect my country,' said Naseem, a candidate. The state police have been making efforts in empowering the women to encourage them in joining the forces. 'Their qualifications are good and girls are physically fit as well. The girls are physically qualifying than what we had expected. By this, we know that the girls are very serious about their preparations and that's a good sign,' said S D Singh Jamwal, Deputy Inspector General of Police. 'They will get employment in this field and they will also inspire other women to join such a tough job or service and help the nation,' he added. Earlier on May 20, the state police had imparted special arms training to the girls in Rajouri District.