50K jobs in 3 months: J&K Guv announces major recruitment drive

Satya Pal Malik
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik addresses a press conference in Srinagar.

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday (August 28) announced that the government would launch a major recruitment drive to provide 50,000 jobs to youths in the state.

The Governor told reporters that 50,000 jobs will be available in the next three months. This will be the largest recruitment drive in the state, he said.

Addressing the first press conference after the state’s special status was revoked on August 5, he said the medium of phone and internet is used less by people and mostly by terrorists and Pakistanis for mobilisation and indoctrination. “It is a kind of weapon that is used against us, so we have stopped it. Services will be resumed gradually.”

He admitted that pellet guns were used by security personnel during protests in the Kashmir Valley and said forces took utmost precaution taken to prevent injuries.

Asserting that the identity and culture of people of Jammu and Kashmir will be preserved, Malik said restrictions after the abrogation of Article 370 were necessary to prevent any civilian causalities.

The Centre, he said, will soon make a big announcement on Jammu and Kashmir. “Don’t be sad about detention of political leaders, it will help them in their political careers.” he told reporters.