Women soldiers of the Assam Rifles have been deployed for the first time in Kashmir. News agency ANI released pictures of the Rifle Women soldiers interacting with the locals. The ‘Rifle Women’ is an unit of the Assam Rifles, the oldest paramilitary force of India. The move to deploy women soldiers has come on the first anniversary of the revocation of the J&K special status. Kashmir has been in severe turmoil over the past year since the govt move.