The Indian Army says it will conduct recruitment rallies in Indian-administered Kashmir region to select applicants for posts in the army.
Hundreds of young men were seen undergoing training for 2780 posts in the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry regiment of the Indian Army in Srinagar city on Tuesday, September 17. (Reuters)
Six weeks after the Indian government imposed a partial clampdown in Kashmir, the Supreme Court directed authorities to “make the very best endeavor” to return normal life to the disputed Himalayan region. Judges also asked the Indian government to ensure smooth functioning of schools, hospitals and public transport.
The Supreme Court did not order the government to take specific actions to address the crisis.
India imposed a security lockdown and communication restrictions in the restive region on August 5, after scrapping its partial autonomy and bringing it directly under New Delhi’s control.
Since then some curbs have been eased and most landlines have been restored. But the Kashmir valley continues to be largely shuttered, and mobile and internet services are still shut down. Although schools have opened, most students are not attending classes. An estimated 1,000 people including regional political leaders are in detention.