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J&K youth ignore call to arms, line up for army
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May 23, 2007 16:27 IST
Ignoring the threat of militants not to join the Army, nearly 3,000 Kashmiri youths submitted their applications on the first day of the recruitment rally organised at Rangreth, near Srinagar, on Wednesday.

The recruitment rally has been organised by the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry and will continue till May 25, a defence spokesperson said.

Militant outfits have threatened to kill family members of those who join the army or paramilitary forces.

The candidates will have to pass initial screening process consisting of verification of documents, physical tests, including a 1.6 km run, pull-ups and balance tests.

He said this will be followed by physical tests and measurements and then the candidates will be examined by doctors.

Those meeting the standards and found fit in the medical examination will appear for a common entrance examination at the JAKLI on May 27.

The selected candidates will get to serve in various categories as soldier general duty, clerks, technical and tradesmen, the spokesman said.

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