INSPITE OF PREVAILING UNREST IN KASHMIR VALLEY, YOUNGSTERS CAME FORTH TO ENROL IN INDIAN ARMY :

Amid the prevailing unrest in the Kashmir Valley, the Common Entrance Written Examination for the selection of Indian Army Junior Commissioned Officers and Other Ranks was successfully held in Srinagar and Pattan on Sunday.  The written examination was conducted after due registration, physical tests and medical tests.  In spite of the two days curfew imposed in the Valley, out of 815 candidates, 799 appeared for the test.Earlier in the day, curfew was announced following the killing of Hijbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmed Bhat in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Tral area on Saturday. Unrest stirred again in the Valley after Bhat’s killing, as locals took to the streets and clashed with the security forces to express their anger over the killings.  The curfew has been announced in parts of Srinagar falling under the jurisdiction of eight police stations including Kralkhud, Khanyar, Rainawari, Safa kadal, Maharaj Gunj, Maisuma, Batamaloo and Nowhatta.  The district administrations announced strict restrictions which will be continued till the further orders.  The authorities also ordered closure of schools and colleges in Srinagar district in the wake of protests and clashes witnessed in various city schools and colleges.  The Rediff.com : 28th. May,17

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