BSF, CISF recruitment: Aspirants block Tawi bridge, detained

PANKAJ KHAJURIA
JAMMU: Scores of unemployed youth were briefly detained during a protest demonstration and blockade of Tawi bridge here in support of their demand for recruitment in Border Security Force (BSF) and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) here.
The youth assembled at Tawi bridge and blocked traffic by holding massive anti-government protests.
The protesters were detained after they clashed with Police personnel, who removed them from blocking the main Tawi bridge.
“For last one year we have been requesting the Government and BJP to fulfill their promises and assurances which were made by MoS in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh during election but no attention has been paid by them,” said one of the protestor.
“When the notification for the recruitment of 1,356 constables in BSF and CISF was issued in 2018, several aspirants from J&K had applied for the posts. Amid this, the demand for posts was raised and assurance for the same had been made by Dr Jitendra Singh. However, in February 2021, the final list of the selected candidates was rolled out for only 1356 candidates instead of the assured posts.” he added.
Hundreds of aspirants have been holding protests in different parts of the city over the past one year after they failed to get jobs during a recruitment drive by the BSF and CISF, the result of which was declared in February last year.
They have been demanding enhancement of the vacancies to provide them employment as they have cleared all the rounds required to obtain the jobs. They had also staged protests for over two months last year outside the local office of the BJP.
The protestors added that they have already crossed the age limit to stand a chance for recruitment in future. The agitation will continue till their grievances get redressed, they added.