It was clear that the Hizbul Mujahideen wanted to send out a strong message when it indulged in a cowardly act while killing Lt Ummer Fayaz. The message was to the Kashmiri youth not to join either the Indian Army or the police force. Has this deterred the youth of Kashmir. Not one bit. 67,000 youth from Jammu and Kashmir have defied terrorists and applied for police jobs.