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Video clip showing Kashmiri youth tied in front of army jeep goes viral

Former chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted, "I understand the outrage the CRPF video generated. I'm also outraged that the video of the youth on the jeep won't generate the same anger."

Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Updated: April 14, 2017 12:25 pm
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A video clip showing a youth tied in front of an army jeep and used as a human shield in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district has gone viral on various social networking sites. The video clip shows a young man tied by ropes in front of the army jeep that is moving in some village of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district that went to by polls on Sunday and re-polls on Thursday. However, the clip was uploaded on the internet soon after services were restored in Kashmir on Thursday evening.

Army spokesman, Col Rajesh Kalia told The Indian Express that army is verifying the credentials of the video. 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.

Reacting to this, former chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted, “I understand the outrage the CRPF video generated. I’m also outraged that the video of the youth on the jeep won’t generate the same anger.”

Tanvir Sadiq of the National Conference said this incident has taken place at Gundipora village in Beerwah and termed this incident shocking and shameful.

This comes days after a video clip showing youths assaulting CRPF jawans during bypoll to the Srinagar parliamentary constituency on April 9 went viral.

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  1. H
    Apr 18, 2017 at 6:38 am
    The Officer who decided to tie a stone pelter in front of an Army Jeep, should be commended. Those, included Omar Abdulla and a decorated Veteran who criticised it, should realise the difficult cir stances in which the Army is operating in Kashmir. Stones are regularly pelted by stan sponsored and youth being paid for it and Army has to face them. Some Jawans were also heckled and beaten and though they had guns and other weapons they did not use them but acted with restraint. They could have fired in the air and then as the pelters ran out of fear, could have lobbed hand grenades which would have hurt the pelters. Instead they acted with restraint. In fact this should be used as a training tool by Training Centres for Army and other Security forces including Police, to keep trouble makers under check. This is better than firing on the youth or using pellets against them. The fact that no one threw stones at that Jeep is proof of its success !!!
    1. S
      Apr 16, 2017 at 11:23 pm
      Block heads, think- take the sting out of the bee then let it buzz. Got it? Didn't get it? Forget it.
      1. B
        BRIG(DR) S
        Apr 16, 2017 at 6:08 pm
        Farooq Abdullah,Omar Abdullah & Mehbooba are living in fool's world. They are biggest traitors of the nation. The stone pelters are financed & supported by Pak & have adopted the Palestinian tactics of stone throwing. They have also made human shields of ladies & children to fire on the security forces. Now when we have made a stone pelter a scape goat, why are all separatists, media channels & those who side by Pak crying???? Remember, J & K is a part of INDIA & earlier they realised it the better.
        1. R
          Apr 15, 2017 at 11:31 pm
          Very right desicion of army.The people who come b/w the work of army will recieve the same punishment
          1. V
            Varun Kapur
            Apr 15, 2017 at 8:36 pm
            I think we should have tied Farookh Abdullah to the jeep instead . What a ing guy he is. Once in power he did not have the balls to confront his own people now that he is out power he is talking from his backside . We should ask him to give up the security he had the balls to go out and meet the people he is so bothered for.
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