Indian officer who tied Kashmiri youth to jeep given ‘clean chit’

Published: May 15, 2017


The court of inquiry convened by Indian army in held Kashmir has given a ‘clean chit’ to the officer who tied a civilian to an army jeep’s bonnet.

A video showing a Kashmiri youth being used as a human shield by the Indian army in held-Kashmir, had surfaced online last month.

The clip showed a young man tied in front of an army vehicle in what seemed to be an apparent attempt to shield the Indian army from protesters. In the background, an army soldier could be heard saying: “Those who throw stones will meet the same fate.”

Despite the furor and an FIR, no action has been recommended against the major who came up with the idea, according to India Today.

Video of Kashmiri youth tied to Indian forces army jeep goes viral

“Court martial is out of the question. Not even disciplinary action was recommended against the officer,” a source told the publication.

“Contrary to the hue and cry generated by the clipping on social media, senior army officers had appreciated the presence of mind of the officer to avoid casualties or injuries.”

Police and the Indian army routinely complain that civilians assist militants during clashes with armed forces, a frequent occurrence in the divided and volatile state.

An armed rebellion that started in the region in 1989 has left tens of thousands, mostly civilians, dead.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Blunt
    May 16, 2017 - 9:38AM

    One of the billion reasons for the freedom of Kashmir.Recommend

  • Abdul Basit
    May 16, 2017 - 2:57PM

    Well, no army tied up their civilian for shield. It shows the world that indian army is usurper of Kashmir and that doesn’t belong to India neither the people nor the state.Recommend

  • Abdul Basit
    May 16, 2017 - 3:57PM

    @Abdul Basit:

    This picture reminding me of Nazi’s facism, When they capture Europe and Russia.Recommend

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