Kashmir man tied to jeep by troops sparks anger

Screenshot from the video where the armed forces personnel can be seen pinning the youth to the ground and beating him

Kashmir man tied to jeep by troops sparks anger

Some colleges were forced to close. According to these reports, a group of students had been holding a rally to protest near the Sri Pratap College on Moulana Azad Road.

"Such videos are only aimed at creating scare in general public", a senior police official said.

Dar claimed that he never pelted stone at security forces.

Kashmir has been divided between India and Kashmir since the end of British rule in 1947.

A 7.14 voter turnout was recorded initially but the re-poll at 38 polling stations later showed a mere 2 percent voter turnout.

Video footage showing a young man tied to the front of an army vehicle being paraded in a village located in central Kashmir's Budgam district went viral last week over social media.

A video of the episode circulated widely on social media, in a reminder for some of alleged human rights abuses perpetrated by Indian security forces as they struggle to contain a separatist insurgency that is now in its 28 year.

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"We are investigating the whole issue and at the same time the contents of the video are being verified as well", Colonel Rajesh Kalia, the ministry's Srinagar-based spokesman told The Wire.

Farooq Ahmad Dar, a 24-year-old shawl weaver, was picked up by soldiers near his house after voting in by-elections last week. A soldier can be heard saying, "This will be the fate of people who throw stones". The video of the incident, released by former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah, went viral and sparked off protests by human rights activists and political parties.

Civil society in Kashmir is enraged that the police arrested three persons who were seen heckling CRPF jawans on 9 April, especially since no action has been initiated, apparently, against the Armymen who were seen using a Kashmiri man as human shield, by tying him to their vehicle.

Many videos have emerged on social media since April 9, when by-polls were held for the Srinagar parliamentary constituency. It was just a demo by the Indian Army to warn stone pelters.

"The killings, intimidation and harassment of ordinary people by suspected armed group members can never be justified, and should stop immediately", Aakar Patel, Executive Director at Amnesty International India, said in a statement.

Militants also shot dead a lawyer affiliated with an opposition party and a former counterinsurgency commander, police said.

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