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Human shield case: Jammu and Kashmir rights body seeks fresh report on army officer Major Leetul Gogoi's actions
India

Human shield case: Jammu and Kashmir rights body seeks fresh report on army officer Major Leetul Gogoi's actions

After Major Leetul Gogoi used Farooq Dar as a "human shield" against stone pelters, Dar filed a plea seeking compensation from the Jammu and Kashmir government.

Army officer Leetul Gogoi to face action: Ostracised family of woman he was caught with says indictment won't restore dignity
India

Army officer Leetul Gogoi to face action: Ostracised family of woman he was caught with says indictment won't restore dignity

Major Leetul Gogoi was caught with a woman at a Srinagar hotel earlier this year. Indian Army officers are prohibited from fraternising with local residents of areas where they are deployed.

Major Leetul Gogoi, who had used man in Srinagar as 'human shield', likely to be indicted by army court for affair with woman
India

Major Leetul Gogoi, who had used man in Srinagar as 'human shield', likely to be indicted by army court for affair with woman

Major Leetul Gogoi may face action for violating the army's rule against developing a relationship in a conflict zone and breaching protocol by staying away from the place of duty.

Army Major Leetul Gogoi still has lot to answer for, say Jammu and Kashmir cops, as confusion prevails over 'minor' girl's age
India

Army Major Leetul Gogoi still has lot to answer for, say Jammu and Kashmir cops, as confusion prevails over 'minor' girl's age

Confusion prevails over the age of the girl who was detained by the Jammu and Kashmir police with Indian Army Major Leetul Gogoi in a Srinagar hotel on Wednesday. Police sources said Gogoi has a lot to answer for, including why he reserved a hotel room in a part of Srinagar that is volatile, risking his own life and that of others.

Jammu and Kashmir 'human shield' Farooq Ahmad Dar is a broken man year after stone-pelting incident
India

Jammu and Kashmir 'human shield' Farooq Ahmad Dar is a broken man year after stone-pelting incident

An embroidery artisan who created magic on fabric till a year ago and now shunned by neighbours as the army's “human shield” against stone-pelters, Farooq Ahmed Dar is a broken man, struggling to pick up the threads of his life.

Jammu and Kashmir SHRC to hear appeal against state's refusal to compensate 'human shield' Farooq Ahmad Dar
India

Jammu and Kashmir SHRC to hear appeal against state's refusal to compensate 'human shield' Farooq Ahmad Dar

The Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) will next month hear an appeal against state government's refusal to act on the commission order awarding Rs 10-lakh compensation to Farooq Ahmad Dar, who was used as a "human shield" by an army officer earlier this year.

Kashmir human shield row: State Human Rights Commission asks PDP-BJP govt to pay Rs 10 lakh to Farooq Ahmad Dar
India

Kashmir human shield row: State Human Rights Commission asks PDP-BJP govt to pay Rs 10 lakh to Farooq Ahmad Dar

State Human Rights Commission has directed Jammu and Kashmir government to pay Rs 10 lakh as compensation to Farooq Ahmad Dar, who was tied to a jeep by an army major

Islamic State using children as 'weapons of war' in Mosul, claims United Nations
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Islamic State using children as 'weapons of war' in Mosul, claims United Nations

Fighters for the Islamic State group are targeting children in Mosul to prevent civilians from fleeing the city as Iraqi forces push into the last stronghold held in Iraq by the militants there

Kashmir human shield row: MLA seeks resolution against Major Leetul Gogoi in Assembly
India

Kashmir human shield row: MLA seeks resolution against Major Leetul Gogoi in Assembly

An independent MLA sought to move a resolution condemning Major Leetul Gogoi for using a civilian as a human shield in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly

Islamic State using one lakh civilians as 'human shields' in Mosul, claims United Nations
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Islamic State using one lakh civilians as 'human shields' in Mosul, claims United Nations

The United Nations has said that the Islamic State group jihadists may be holding more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians as human shields in the old city of Mosul.

Using human shields by army not a norm unless situation demands: Bipin Rawat
India

Using human shields by army not a norm unless situation demands: Bipin Rawat

Undeterred by criticism from politicians and commentators, Indian Army Chief general Bipin Rawat says use of human shield by the Indian Army is not a norm but individual officers are entitled to decide the tactic depending on circumstances.

Kashmir human shield row: CPM slams Bipin Rawat's defence, says comments reflect govt's view
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Kashmir human shield row: CPM slams Bipin Rawat's defence, says comments reflect govt's view

The CPM has criticised army chief Bipin Rawat for defending the use of a "human shield" in Kashmir, saying his comments reflected the views of the Modi government, which seeks to "suppress" the people there.

Kashmir human shield row: J&K High Court lawyers protest against army chief's remarks
India

Kashmir human shield row: J&K High Court lawyers protest against army chief's remarks

Lawyers affiliated to Kashmir High Court Bar Association stayed away from work, terming Rawat's remarks as "inhuman and barbaric".

Kashmir human shield row: Army, government should refrain from engaging with the anti/pro-nationalistic tide
India

Kashmir human shield row: Army, government should refrain from engaging with the anti/pro-nationalistic tide

In Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army has not always emerged squeaky clean. But it has done far better than most in maintaining a tight control particularly in its ability to hold fire and punish those who have crossed the line.

Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat defends use of human shield in Kashmir, says dirty war to be fought through innovation
India

Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat defends use of human shield in Kashmir, says dirty war to be fought through innovation

Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat has defended the human shield incident in Kashmir, saying that that troops need innovative ways to fight against the 'dirty war'

Kashmir human shield row: JKNPP criticises BJP over filing FIR against Major Gogoi
India

Kashmir human shield row: JKNPP criticises BJP over filing FIR against Major Gogoi

The JKNPP criticised the BJP governments at the Centre and state over slapping of an FIR against Major Leetul Gogoi and held protests demanding its immediate scrapping.

Kashmir crisis: Citizen group condemns award to Major Gogoi, demands speedy probe in human shield case
India

Kashmir crisis: Citizen group condemns award to Major Gogoi, demands speedy probe in human shield case

The Group of Concerned Citizens in Kashmir also questioned Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's "silence" on the human shield issue.

India reacts to army's decision to award Major Gogoi, who used a Kashmiri citizen as human shield
India

India reacts to army's decision to award Major Gogoi, who used a Kashmiri citizen as human shield

Indian Army officer Leetul Gagoi who used a kashmiri citizen as a human shield against stone pelters in Jammu and Kashmir last month was reportedly given an award by army

Kashmir Unrest: Indian Army free to take decisions in war-like zone, says Arun Jaitley
India

Kashmir Unrest: Indian Army free to take decisions in war-like zone, says Arun Jaitley

Army officers are free to take decisions in a "war-like" zone, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday

Kashmir human shield row: Omar Abdullah calls army's court of inquiry a 'farce'
India

Kashmir human shield row: Omar Abdullah calls army's court of inquiry a 'farce'

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has denounced as "farce" the Army's court of inquiry against Major Leetul Gogoi.