The recent suicide bombing by Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in Pulwama that killed over 42 CRPF soldiers has given rise to anti-Kashmir sentiment given that the suicide bomber, 20-year-old Adil Ahmad Dar, was a local resident of Pulwama. Soon after the Pulwama attack, social media was flooded with expressions of such negative emotions, emerging from parts of Delhi, Dehradun, and Jammu.
Now comes the news that could be a big slap on terror operatives in Pakistan, which is recognised worldwide as hotbed of terrorism. Over 3000 young men from Jammu and Kashmir turned up for army recruitment drive at Gantamulla, Baramulla district. In total, there are a total 111 vacancies.
Talking to ANI, one aspirant said:
“By joining Army, we can serve the nation and also protect our families and take care of them as we hardly have any employment opportunities in the Valley.”
Youth of Kashmir turned in large numbers to join Armed Forces. Recruitment drive is being conducted at Gantamulla, Baramulla. Immense patriotic fervour, idea of better life & career in #IndianArmy are great cause for #KashmiriYouth.@SpokespersonMoD @PIB_India @HQ_IDS_India pic.twitter.com/n5a5SOoh0RAdvertisement
— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) February 20, 2019
Another applicant said:
“We cannot go outside Kashmir. This is a great opportunity for us. We wish that more vacancies are offered to us. If Kashmiri personnel will be deployed in the sensitive areas then they can talk to the people and deal with the ongoing crisis.”
Here’s how the netizens reacted to this news:
Sir inko pehle parakho phir sena me lo.
— Tapan Das (@improudofmyarmy) February 20, 2019
Fir bhi hame carefull rehana chahiye kashmiri youth hamare fauj me bharti hoke fauji campo kuch me aatank na failaye🙏🏼🇮🇳🙏🏼
— pc (@prajaktapc499) February 20, 2019
If you want Kashmiris to feel part of the country then stop mistrusting them. Would you say the same about Tamils, Assamese, etc? How did are others then.
— Eshwar Eswaran (@EshwarEswaran) February 20, 2019
Be careful as well.
— Priyesh Yadav (@priyeshyadav3) February 20, 2019
🙏 🙏 🙏 🙏 pic.twitter.com/DnVLHHpDS4
— sweety sinha (@SweetyS78410659) February 20, 2019
यह एक अच्छा अवसर है कश्मीरी युवाओं के लिए की भारतीय सेना में भर्ती होकर अपने राज्य और अपने देश हिन्दुस्तान को आतंकवाद को उखाड़ फेंकने में भारतीय सेना का सहयोग करने का 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 जय हिंद✊✊✊
— Abhishek singh (@AbhiSin87635735) February 20, 2019
— sampath kumar shet (@sampathkumarsh4) February 20, 2019
Sir सॉरी लेकिन इन कश्मीरियों को बिल्कुल भी सेना या crpf में भर्ती ना लेना
इनका कोई भरोसा नही, इन्फॉर्मेशन लीक करने के लिए मजे के लिए ये लोग आर्मी में जाकर आर्मी का ही loss करेंगे
Plz बैन कश्मीरी
— ❤सुलोचना राज शर्मा 🇮🇳❤® (@8Swadeshi) February 20, 2019
According to Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, the security and safety of students from J&K studying in different parts of the country has been reviewed. Ganai said the states have assured adequate security to the students and helpline numbers have been set up to register queries.