Jammu and Kashmir Police is organising a recruitment drive in Kathua district. The rally was conducted to recruit Special Police Officers (SPOs) in Kathua. Over 2,800 candidates including 500 women have applied for 89 vacancies. The five-day recruitment drive commenced on February 16. Around 25% of the applicants are female. Speaking to media, Kathua SSP, Shailendra Kumar Mishra said, "2,836 candidates including around 500 women have applied for 89 vacancies. The five-day recruitment drive started on Monday."