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Despite stone-pelting, thousands of J&K youths apply in Delhi Police

11 May 2017 | By Gogona Saikia
Stone-pelting doesn't deter J&K youths

Despite continuing stone-pelting against security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir, the state's youths have refused to bow down. Thousands still aspire to join the police.

Delhi Police has received 5,460 applications for the post of constable; 708 were from women.

This is the maximum number of applications received from Jammu and Kashmir ever.

"Earlier, hardly anybody from J&K applied," said an officer.

In context: Stone-pelting doesn't deter J&K youths

11 May 2017Despite stone-pelting, thousands of J&K youths apply in Delhi Police

StatesRecord-breaking application from other insurgency-hit areas too

It's not just J&K. Other insurgency-affected areas have also shown massive response.

Over 30,000 applications have come in from each of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and the northeastern states - an unusually high number. Applications are generally mostly received from Delhi itself.

This time, applications from these areas constitute 8% of the total.

Sources said induction of people from various states would only be beneficial.

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