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India plans massive hiring drive for govt workers in Kashmir

Aug 29, 2019 - Associated Press Financial Wire

NEW DELHI (AP) - India says it plans to hire tens of thousands of government workers in its part of Kashmir after revoking the disputed region's special constitutional status, under which it had autonomy and outsiders could not buy land or hold private-sector jobs.

Satya Pal Malik, the New Delhi-appointed governor, called it the largest recruitment drive in the region, with officials planning to fill up "50,000 vacancies in various government departments in the next few months."

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