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Stone-pelters eyeing police job?

Srinagar: Hundreds of youths on Wednesday lined up outside a security force camp here in the hope of landing a job as constable with the state police.

Given the high unemployment rate in the state, the scene would not have attracted much attention but for the fact that many of these youths were believed to have fought pitched battles with police last summer.

This time the police held an on-the-spot recruitment drive, which was mainly confined to residents of Khanyar area in the old city, here.

Khanyar area includes some highly volatile localities where stone-pelters had engaged police and CRPF in running battles during the five-month-long unrest in the Valley last summer.

The youths now want their share in employment in the police department.

"I am here because I have nothing to do.

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