A video of a youth tied to the front of a moving army jeep as a human shield against stone pelters has evoked anger and shock in Kashmir. The Indian Army has said it is investigating the video. "In reference to the video showing a young man tied to an
army jeep, the contents of the video are being verified and investigated," a defence spokesman said here.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted his shock, posting, "This young man was TIED to the front of an army jeep to make sure no stones were thrown at the jeep? This is just so shocking!"
He further called for an inquiry. "A warning can be heard (in the video) saying stone pelters will meet this fate. This requires an urgent inquiry and follow up NOW."
The video was reportedly shot in the Beerwah area of Budgam district, where miscreants disrupted polling during Sunday's
bypoll to Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency by pelting stones. It is being widely shared on social networks in Kashmir and is
In the clip, an army soldier could be heard saying, "Those who throw stones will meet the same fate."
The video shows the army jeep moving ahead of an army patrol, while some villagers could be overheard that the youth had been picked by the army.
With internet services restored in Kashmir Valley on Thursday night after Sunday's deadly violence that led to the death of eight civilians in firing by security forces...