After a shutdown was called in Kashmir following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Sabzar Bhat, hundreds of youths defied the shutdown call and took part in the Army exam. An Army official said that the situation is quite tense in the area, but even then they decided to go ahead with the exam since they wanted to provide the right opportunities to Kashmiri youth to excel in life. The Army had received 815 applications, out of which 799 Kashmiri youths were able to reach the venue and take the exam. The youths have already cleared the medical and physical tests and today they took their written test. The exam was for the post of Junior Commissioned Officers and other associated ranks.
Authorities have imposed curfew-like restrictions in seven police station areas of Kashmir to ensure there’s no violence following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Sabzar Bhat. The curfew-like restrictions have been imposed in Khanyar, Nowhatta, Safakadal, M R Gunj, Rainawari, Kralkhud and Maisuma police station areas. However, there are no restrictions for students who are appearing for competitive exams, as they can show their admit cards to gain access to their respective examination centers. Invigilators are also allowed to move freely by showing their identify cards.