Venkaiah Naidu rejects J-K rights body order, says no question of compensating stone pelters

Earlier in the day, the Jammu and Kashmir human rights commission had directed the state government to pay Rs 10 lakh compensation to Farooq Ahmad Dar. "Such a treatment to human being cannot be accepted in a civilized society,” SHRC observed.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 10, 2017 10:08 pm
 venkaiah naidu, human shield row, human shield incident, kashmiri human shied, major gogoi, jammu and kashmir, army, indian army, 10 lakh compensation, human rights, india news, indian express New Delhi: Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information & Broadcasting, M Venkaiah Naidu (PTI Photo)

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Monday flatly rejected the Jammu and Kashmir human rights panel’s directive to the state government to provide a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the local Kashmiri who was used as a human shield by the Army in their bid to fend off stone pelters during a by-poll in the state. He argued that there was no question of giving compensation to ‘stone pelters’. “I do not agree with them. Pelting stones is inhuman, hurting army personnel is also inhuman. I do not know how this order has been given. We are not in agreement with their attitude,” Naidu said.

The Union Minister also threw his weight behind Major Leetul Gogoi, who tied the civilian to the bonnet of the vehicle and paraded him through 19 different villages of district Budgam on April 9. Naidu said the officer had saved the lives of Election Commission officials and police personnel, and the entire country “appreciates” what he had done.

Army chief General Bipin Rawat had appreciated Gogoi’s act and also awarded him with a commendation medal for his sustained efforts in counter-insurgency operations. A video of the incident had triggered a row on social media with many human rights activists, Kashmiri groups, and a few retired army generals condemning it.

ALSO READ: Human shield row: SHRC directs J-K govt to provide Rs 10 lakh as compensation to victim

“There is no question of giving compensation to people who pelt stones. I have no sympathies for such people,” the Minister for Information and Broadcasting said, adding that stone pelting is being done at the behest of “people from outside”.

Earlier in the day, the Jammu and Kashmir human rights commission had directed the state government to pay Rs 10 lakh compensation to Farooq Ahmad Dar. “The report of the police accepts that Farooq Ahmad Dar … was tied to bonnet of a vehicle and used as human shield… There are laws in this country and international laws which prohibit such a treatment even to a convict. Such a treatment to human being cannot be accepted in a civilized society,” said Justice (Retd) Bilal Nazki in his judgement. Nazki is the chairperson of the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC).

 venkaiah naidu, human shield row, human shield incident, kashmiri human shied, major gogoi, jammu and kashmir, army, indian army, 10 lakh compensation, human rights, india news, indian express Farooq Ahmad Dar, the Kashmiri who was tied to the jeep as a human shield. (Express Photo)

“The protection of life and liberty of the people is basic responsibility of the state government. The Commission thinks it appropriate to direct the state government to pay compensation of Rs 10 lakhs to the victim,” Justice Nazki added.

Read: J&K: Shawl artisan says Army tied me to jeep, paraded me across nine villages

The SHRC judgement also observed that the compensation was awarded to Dar for the “humiliation, physical and psychiatric torture, stress, wrongful restraint and confinement” that he underwent when he was tied to the jeep.

With PTI inputs 

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

  1. P
    Prasenjit
    Jul 13, 2017 at 5:41 pm
    It is important to also understand how much payment do the morons get from the Hijbul Lashkar Jaish the Talks and the IZIZ guys for pelting stones and other on our brave soldiers
    Reply
    1. J
      Jyoti Prakash Mitra
      Jul 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm
      No question of compensating stone pelters: Naidu on JK rights
      Reply
      1. S
        satishkhabiya
        Jul 12, 2017 at 10:58 am
        V Naiduji"s decision to not to provide any Compensation to Culprit Dar is correct ! More such actions are required
        Reply
        1. A
          Arjun
          Jul 11, 2017 at 1:43 am
          Grab them Nazkis, Amir khans, Kiran raos, Burkha duty, Sardesais and tie them up to vehicles going for Amaranth yatra. Let's see if the Muslims spare them
          Reply
          1. P
            P.THAPAR
            Jul 11, 2017 at 1:29 am
            IF J K GOVT.AGREES TO PAY, GOVT.SHOULD BE DISMISSED IMMEDIATELY.IMPOSE ARMY RULE FUTURE JUST GIVE 5 MINUTES WARNING TO STONE PELTERS,THEN USE AK 47 ONLY.THEY DESERVE THIS TREATMENT ONLY.
            Reply
            1. R
              RS
              Jul 11, 2017 at 1:15 am
              If this was a Hindu being awarded the money, the check would already have been delivered along with screaming headlines and plenty of PHOTO OPS to show as to how law loving the Venkaiah Naidus of this HINDU regime really are. Since it is a MUSLIM, there will be no JUSTICE coming from this or any future HINDU Government for him.
              Reply
              1. N
                Neeraj
                Jul 12, 2017 at 2:50 pm
                Now stone pelters later they will ask to pay compensation for Isis flighters Also. How ironic they cant find religion of Islamic terrorist who openly threaten non muslim and kill in name of allah but can find religion of terrorist supporter stone pelters!
                Reply
                1. B
                  blogtweet
                  Jul 14, 2017 at 2:07 pm
                  why dont you go to your homeland pakistan. there you will get muslim goverment and they will treat you like dogs(muhajir)
                  Reply
                2. S
                  Shafted mohammed
                  Jul 10, 2017 at 11:31 pm
                  We as nationalist Muslims voted you in power so that strict action be taken against the stone pelters and hurriyat. There should be fear in their eyes and they should run for their life. Itna bad and milk hai Roz kitni hi accident hote rahte hai. Send the stone pelters to isolation jail in car Nicobar.
                  Reply
                  1. R
                    raghav
                    Jul 10, 2017 at 10:34 pm
                    Absly right Naidu! Give a lathi to Justice Nazki let's see how the stone pelting crowd is controlled by the Human Rights Org. They are a waste on earth. Deadweights good for nothing. Simply called rotten love days.
                    Reply
                    1. Load More Comments