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Indian Army ties down a captured Kashmiri man to Jeep to deter rock-throwersThe partition of India and Pakistan divided the region of Kashmir, cuing up decades of protest, military action, and fighting which has claimed 70,000 lives, including protesters killed by the Indian Army. The Indian army is reportedly investigating the incident. The Viral video That Showed a Kashmiri Protester Tied to an Indian Military Jeep [Ieshan Wani and Rezwan/Global Voices]report this ad But this round had a difference: a viral video featuring a Kashmiri student tied to the front of an Indian Army jeep, accompanied by a voice shouting “stone throwers will meet a similar fate.” More videos emerged of the protesters indiscriminately attacking the security forces and shouting “Go India, Go back” slogans.
The Viral Video That Showed a Kashmiri Protester Tied to an Indian Military Jeep · Global Voices
More than eight Kashmiris were killed and dozens more were wounded during the election as Indian security forces opened fire on protesters. Screenshots from a video of a Kashmiri protestor tied to an Indian military vehicle, to use him as a “human shield” against demonstrators pelting stones, has gone viral. More videos emerged of the protesters indiscriminately attacking the security forces and shouting “Go India, Go back” slogans. More than half a million Indian military personnel are deployed in India’s northernmost state Jammu and Kashmir, which remains one of the most densely militarized zones in the world. pic.twitter.com/UAOoAbVTA0 — Junaid Azim Mattu (@Junaid_Mattu) April 14, 2017This is what our security forces have to face in #Kashmir .
Advertisement Continue reading the main storyLocal youths have lashed out at Indian forces, who are vastly outnumbered in rural Kashmir. Eight people were killed in violence that day in Budgam, the district where Mr. Dar lives, and violent unrest was reported throughout the region. Only through social media did they learn that Mr. Dar had been tied to the jeep. General Rawat assured Ms. Mufti that military officials would take action against those who tied Mr. Dar to the jeep, according to The Press Trust of India. He said Mr. Dar was “beaten ruthlessly and tied to the jeep.”Ghulam Qadir Dar, a relative of Mr. Dar’s, said Mr. Dar was attending a funeral when he was detained by the army.
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