Govt to raise women police battalion in JK to deal with stonepelting

Srinagar: Around 1,000 women will be hired in Jammu and Kashmir for a police battalion, which will primarily deal with incidents like stone-pelting in the Valley, a media report said on Thursday.

The policewomen will be part of the five India Reserved Battalions (IRBs), the central government has already sanctioned, the report added.

As many as 1,40,000 youths in Jammu and Kashmir have applied for 5,000 posts in the five IRBs to be raised in the state, the report said.

The process of recruitment in the five IRBs, according to the report, has started and authorities have received around 1,40,000 applications, 40 percent of which are from the Kashmir valley.

The women battalion will primarily deal with incidents like stone-pelting in the Kashmir Valley and other law and order duties, a Home Ministry official was quoted by the report to have said.

 

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