Kashmir youth used as human shield: Army orders court of inquiry
The Army on Thursday ordered an internal inquiry into an incident in which a Kashmiri youth was tied to the front of an army jeep to avoid stone pelting attacks in Budgam district.
Srinagar: The Army on Thursday ordered an internal inquiry into an incident in which a Kashmiri youth was tied to the front of an army jeep to avoid stone pelting attacks in Budgam district.
Army sources said the Army has ordered a court of inquiry into the incident. "The final report of the court of inquiry will be submitted within two months," the sources said. A youth, identified as Farooq Ahmad, was tied to the front of an army jeep which was driven through areas ostensibly to avoid attacks from stone pelters in Budgam district.
The video of the incident went viral and has invited wide condemnation. Meanwhile, BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav on Wednesday complimented an army officer responsible for tying a man to a jeep's bonnet in Kashmir, saying "everything is fair in love and war" and the "harsh" decision saved lives of civilians and soldiers. The saffron party's pointsman for Jammu and Kashmir also said the current Kashmir situation is "certainly troubling" but expressed confidence that the PDP-BJP government will handle it.
"The situation is difficult but such situations have been there in the Valley so many times before," he told CNN-News18, according to a press release. Asked about the controversial video showing the civilian tied to the army jeep, Madhav said nobody wants this but justified the act saying if one person's human rights are violated in order to protect the human rights of many more, he will leave that judgement to the officer concerned.
"I will compliment him for the decision that he took. He saved the lives of the people in police station, officials and all, and also his own boys. He also did not allow any civilian casualty," he said. Had the army not done so, then the mob there would have lynched over 50 civilians and almost equal number of security personals there, Madhav claimed.
With inputs from agencies
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