J&K: After video emerges of assault on its men, CRPF says it’s our reality

In the video, the security personnel can be seen showing restraint and not reacting to provocation by the youth.

Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Updated: April 13, 2017 8:35 am
Srinagar, CRPF video, CRPF soldier video, CRPF jawan video, CRPF jawan viral video, CRPF Srinagar, CRPF, CRPF personnel abused, CRPF personnel video, Srinagar bypoll, Budgam violence, Srinagar violence, India news, Indian Express Jammu and Kashmir: When contacted, CRPF DIG (Srinagar), Sanjay Kumar told The Indian Express that they were trying to ascertain the identities of the personnel shown in the video.

The CRPF is examining a video of its personnel being heckled and kicked by unidentified youth, who are also heard asking them to raise “Go India, Go back” slogans. The video, which went viral Wednesday, is believed to have been shot in Budgam during the bypoll for the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat on April 9. In the video, the security personnel can be seen showing restraint and not reacting to provocation by the youth. The clip also shows some youth trying to clear a safe passage and warning others not to assault or heckle the securitymen. On Tuesday night, after Internet services were restored in the Valley, anonymous Facebook users uploaded the three-minute-long video in which a youth is seen kicking at one of the securitymen and trying to push him. But the security personnel, carrying a rifle, is seen walking ahead without retaliating.

In the video, one youth is seen trying to force the securitymen to chant “Go India, Go back” slogans before another hits the helmet worn by one of them.

When contacted, CRPF DIG (Srinagar), Sanjay Kumar told The Indian Express that they were trying to ascertain the identities of the personnel shown in the video. “We have taken up this issue with local police for identifying the protesters who heckled the security personnel. We are also trying to find out the securitymen shown in the video clip. Once the securitymen are identified, I will recommend them for an award for showing restraint.’’

CRPF IG (Srinagar) Ravideep Sahi told The Indian Express, “From whatever information we have gathered till now, it seems the video was shot in Budgam. The video is a reflection of the reality we face in Kashmir every day. Our men are under so much stress, it is very difficult to operate. Still, our troops exercise maximum restraint in all situations. The day this video was purportedly shot, I was myself in the Budgam area and saw how CRPF had to face violence at different places and yet exercised restraint.”

Massive violence was witnessed in Srinagar on Sunday as bypolls were held amid a boycott call by separatist groups and militants. The voter turnout — 7.14 per cent — was the lowest in 30 years. At least eight people were reported dead and over 100 were injured in clashes between mobs and security forces. The Anantnag bypoll which was scheduled for Wednesday, has been deferred to May 25.

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    roy
    Apr 18, 2017 at 1:40 am
    Hamare j & k ke padhe likhe noujwan kuchh aisa karo ki dunia me kasmir ka naam ho, aisa bura bartaw apne bodygaurd(sena) SE karoge to kya stan tumhara naam lega aur sabaasi dega? Aisa bhul kar bhi naa sochna , Jo apno ka Na hua(jinna,benjir Bhutto & apne sainiko ) wo tumhara kya hoga !? Aisa bhul kar bhi mat sochna kyoki gadhe ki lataar Marne ke liye Jana jata hai,gadhe ki jamaat me saamil hokar gadho ki po tion mat badhao , kyoki aise bhi Bharat me gadho ki kami nahi hai, nahi to mahapuruso ki is desh me kabhi dange-phasaad nahi hote. Much aisa karo ki pure desh hi nahi world me kasmir noujwaano ki mishaal di jaaye ki yaha sirf gadhe hi nahi g (tailent & scholar) ki Sankhya usase bhi jyada(99 ) hai@ jai hind # Bharat Mata ki jai Hindu Muslim ekta bane rahe & dusmano ki langot gili & pili rahe Bharat wasiyo( j & k) ka si r hamesa utha rahe iske liye kyo Na dusmano ka sir katna pare, mera pyara Bharat ka swarg sada swarg hi rahe
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      abhi
      Apr 14, 2017 at 11:51 pm
      Apni fitrat hai junooni Ziddi hai zid ka nasha hai Teri aukaat hai kitni Ye toh bas humko pata hai Tune jo khel hai khela Ismein tu hi haarega Humko tu kaacnh samajh ke Kab tak pathar maarega.............. hamare indian soldiers ki sahan shakti ko m hai,lekin jis ye tuti us din stan ki jamin ka har hissa tutega hum logon ke kadmo ke niche. jai hind jai shri Ram........
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        Naren
        Apr 14, 2017 at 1:02 am
        Poor leadership can make even brave to behave as cowards. It was not restraint but sheer cowardice. All the men instead of facing it as a team were individuals just wanting to get out of the difficult situation. If soldiers don't behave like one, they will be hacked everywhere. DG CRPF should take the officer in charge of these men to task for allowing these men to be humiliated in front of the w world. By saying that it is our reality, shows poor leadership that is infusing cowardice among the men. They are deplo to control the situation and in the line of duty if they have to take the tough actions they must not step back. Please stop this rot or else how will they protect the citizens of the nation.
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          Moore Larry
          Apr 13, 2017 at 11:02 pm
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            Pinna
            Apr 13, 2017 at 10:59 pm
            Is it fair to deploy our security personnel in the battle field with tied hands? I don't think anywhere in the world such a shameful practise is in vogue. Clearly it demoralises the personnel and prevents others to join to get humiliated.
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              Laxmi Prasad
              Apr 13, 2017 at 10:11 pm
              All that is our land... If someone in 1940-50s ed up the policy... bygones.. this land has pre-historic proof that it is part of Hind... Heavens are not going to crash on us, if we simply march and occupy our land back..and seal the border between PAK and CHINA with our land...
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                Laxmi Prasad
                Apr 13, 2017 at 10:06 pm
                what are we waiting for India? Shame on ourselves letting our jawans take the beating...
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                  Rakesh Pandit
                  Apr 13, 2017 at 9:20 pm
                  And faruk abdulla shouts at tv anchors who ask his opinion in this !! Its same abdulla, under whose govt we, kashmiri pandits, were forced out of our home state. Faruk's hands are soaked in our blood. Abdulla has reverted to 'muslim fitdt, Indian later' theme, showing his true character. Its people like him due to which majority Indians dont like or trust muslims in our country.
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                    mahesh
                    Apr 13, 2017 at 9:18 pm
                    this is unacceptable ,to put our brave CRPF jawans to this kind of situation.Their commander must figure out ways of deploying them with proper show of strength.
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                      Rakesh Pandit
                      Apr 13, 2017 at 9:14 pm
                      And faruk abdulla shouts at tv anchors when asked about this !! Twenty five yesrs back, we, Kashmiri Pandits, were driven out of kashmir under abdulla govt. So his hands are blood soaked too. And this faruk chap has rsverted to his orignal "aukat", that he is muslim first, Indian later. Its people like him due to which majority Indians dont trust or like muslims.
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                        Mohan
                        Apr 13, 2017 at 3:30 pm
                        Indian Express, NDTV and the Khan market liberals should castigate CRPF why they didn't show its other cheek. Now that the Supreme Court is hearing the use of pellet guns issuei it should view this video and also make an on the spot visit to the stone pelting scene so they get a better perspective.
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                          NKSA
                          Apr 13, 2017 at 3:01 pm
                          Not ok my dear security forces. GOI must change the operating procedures to shoot these jihadi mobs. This is waging war on the nation.
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                            PANKAJ
                            Apr 13, 2017 at 12:32 pm
                            This is crpf reality in kashmir nd they are showing restraint just because they are powerless ,they dnt have power to use weapons like it is with the army as army posses AFASPA power which is not the same with CRPF nd J&K Police ,crpf can handle crowed ,dis mobs,can do canecharge nd ensure law nd order is good ,if dey would posses such power as lies wid the army trust me folks no ever would dare to even touch them but as they dont posses such powers they have to show resistance ,otherwise these men would have already shown them what dey are ,so dnt call them cowards nd say why dey didnt opened fire
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                              romi
                              Apr 13, 2017 at 12:22 pm
                              people from all over india should boycott Kashmir valley for coming holidays let s feed them
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                                romi
                                Apr 13, 2017 at 12:15 pm
                                restrain from these pak puppets ??? why & how long these brain washed kashmiris wont change why no action against person hitting security personnel wake up india this is not the way china & even stan tolerate india stop fooling yourself
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                                  anand
                                  Apr 13, 2017 at 12:05 pm
                                  Restraint is the habit of the lazy. The jawan should have given reply with bullet. The video has sent a wrong message. Supreme Court shall take note of the contents of the video before p ing any remark or judgement on the conduct of security forces in Kashmir
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                                    romi
                                    Apr 13, 2017 at 12:16 pm
                                    could have shot him on leg
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                                    Shafted mohammed
                                    Apr 13, 2017 at 10:50 am
                                    Identify those traitors from video footage and beat them so hard that they would never do such a thing.
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                                      A.s. Malhotra
                                      Apr 13, 2017 at 10:39 am
                                      It is really a matter of great concern that our brave CRPF soldiers are being huminliated by way of physical attacks and roughed up alongwith anti-national slogans by the local boys of Kashmir Valley. It is not understood why Home Ministry is not taking strict action against those perpretrators by way of giving more freedom and powers to our Jawans to suppress these types of neferious and criminal activities. If stern action is not taken, then the same thing may be happened to other sensitive States. Therefore, great need is felt to liberalize more powers to AFSPA. Jai Hind.
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                                        Hedonist
                                        Apr 13, 2017 at 10:23 am
                                        Muslim bigots display the same violent behavior from Indonesia to Nigeria. Kaffur hating and misogyny is their forte.
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                                          Indiafirst
                                          Apr 13, 2017 at 10:08 am
                                          whenever you see post of caste as posted by "point to mull over" keep in mind they they want to divide india and it is obvious who posted this post. Porkistani Pigs. You porki pig we are not stupid to play in to your game.
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                                            POINT.TO.MULL.OVER
                                            Apr 13, 2017 at 9:47 am
                                            It was funny to read the le "Brave heart" CRPF Jawan attacked. IE has a very good knack of making fun of CRPF. But I really pity that poor non-brahmin CRPF perconnel who is stupidly putting his life and his family's future in the line of duty JUST TO SAVE HIS BSTRD BRAHMIN SCOUNDREL BOSS(FYI - ALL TOP POSITIONS OF ALL SECURITY FORCES AND POLICE HAVE BEEN SYSTEMATICALLY FILLED BY BRAHMIN SCOUNDRELS TO CRUSH ANY REBELLION BY NON-BRAHMINS) AND THE FILTHY BIG FAT OF BRAHMIN PANDITS. HOW MANY NON-BRAHMINS HAVE BEEN SACRIFICED BY BRAHMIN SCOUNDRESL IN THESE 70 YEARS FOOLING THE JAWANS THAT THEY ARE WORKING FOR THE FKING NATION CALLED INDIA?
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                                              brk
                                              Apr 13, 2017 at 10:13 am
                                              Pl get yourself examined by a good pshycologist
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                                                arvind singh
                                                Apr 13, 2017 at 11:11 am
                                                B and MF mullllllah spotted
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                                                nirbhay
                                                Apr 13, 2017 at 10:20 am
                                                Mr Moderator, where are you? The fellow is openly abusing a community and you gleefully publishing it. This is your b of secularism.
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                                                  angry indian
                                                  Apr 13, 2017 at 10:34 am
                                                  are u on weed?. what ur talking. whose moderator of IE some I guess.
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                                                    romi
                                                    Apr 13, 2017 at 12:17 pm
                                                    u definitely a bhahmin language only s know
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