Srinagar, April 14: Recently, a video has fuelled fire in Kashmir, wherein a youth can be seen tied in the front of a moving army jeep as a shield to avoid stone pelting.
The video which is swirling rounds on social media has evoked anger and shock among Kashmiris, including former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.
— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) April 14, 2017
“This young man was TIED to the front of an army jeep to make sure no stones were thrown at the jeep? This is just so shocking!,” Omar tweeted.
As soon the internet services restored in Kashmir Valley on Thursday night after Sunday’s deadly violence that led to the death of eight civilians in firing by security forces, many videos have been shared on social media sites on Friday.
Commenting on the video, Wasim Dar, a Kashmiri youth, posted on Twitter: “A boy killed from point blank range and another boy tied to the army jeep. What to do after seeing these videos.”
Another Twitter handle said the army’s actions were “dehumanising a whole population to cultivate total submission”.
“The strategy, that has recoiled back, spectacularly,” ProjectKashmir tweeted.
However, some twitter users defended the army’s act and said it helped to avoid the stone pelting.
“Find a pelter, tie him up, let his pelter brothers scratch their heads. What’s not to love? Should’ve thought of this since beginning,” said a tweet from “FrustratedIndian”.