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Human shield row: Pakistan condemns awarding Army Major

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Pakistan on Thursday condemned the Indian Army chief’s Commendation Card to the Army Major involved in tying up a Kashmiri man to a jeep as human shield, reports said.

Condemning the Indian Army chief’s Commendation Card to an officer involved in tying up a Kashmiri man to a jeep as human shield, Zakaria said: “Awarding Major Leetul Gogoi, who brazenly used a Kashmiri youth as a human shield, is condemnable. It is a crime and an insult to humanity.”

Zakaria said that it was not the first time that the Indian forces have displayed such “cowardice and inhumanity”.

Reiterating the need for the international community to resolve the issue, he said that the “international community should take notice of Indian atrocities in Kashmir.”

Pertinently , a video, shot on April 9 during the Srinagar by-poll held amid violence, showed a man, later identified as Farooq Ahmad Dar, tied to an Indian Army jeep’s bonnet in Budgam, Jammu and Kashmir. The Jammu and Kashmir police have filed a case against Gogoi, which is still on.

However the recent developments have forced the victim Farooq Dar to file a complaint with J&K Human Rights Commission.


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