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Omar shocked over video
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SRINAGAR, Apr 14: Expressing shock over a video in which a youth is tied to the front of an Army jeep to make sure that no stone was thrown at the vehicle, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah said it requires an urgent inquiry and follow up now.

A video has gone viral on social networking sites, including Facebook and Twitter, in which a youth can be seen tied to an Army jeep and a warning can be head, saying stone pelters will meet the same fate.

“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!!!! #Kashmir,” Mr Abdullah, who is the working president of main opposition in the state National Conference (NC), wrote on micro-blogging site.

“Here’s the video as well. A warning can be heard saying stone pelters will meet this fate. This requires an urgent inquiry & follow up NOW!!,” he tweeted with the same video attached.

Meanwhile, reacting to a tweet which tried to justify the act by referring to another video where CRPF jawans were slapped by Kashmiri youth, Mr Abdullah said, ”So we should expect no better from the Army than from stone pelters.”

“Ma’am seriously? You are going to use that video to justify this action. So we should expect no better from the Army than from stone pelters,” he asked. “I understand the outrage the CRPF video generated. I’m also outraged that the video of the youth on the jeep won’t generate the same anger,” Mr Abdullah added.

Meanwhile, the man, who was seen tied to an army jeep on polling day has been identified as Farooq Dar, while the army unit involved in the act was 53 Rashtriya Rifles.

Officials investigating the matter on the instructions of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said Dar is a resident of Sitaharaan village in Khag tehsil of Budgam in central Kashmir.

The video, in which a man was seen tied to an army jeep, allegedly as a human shield against stone-pelting, and which had gone viral on social media, had created an outrage in the Valley, forcing the authorities and the army to investigate the matter.

During investigation, Dar reportedly said he was out to cast his vote and later visit his sister’s house, where a bereavement had taken place, to offer condolences.

Dar told investigators that after exercising his right to vote, he was proceeding towards his sister’s village when he was caught by the army personnel who wanted to enter Beerwah village along with the polling staff, the officials said.


News Updated at : Saturday, April 15, 2017
 
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SRINAGAR, Apr 14: Expressing shock over a video in which a youth is tied to the front of an Army jeep to make sure that no stone was thrown at the vehicle, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah said it requires an urgent inquiry and follow up now. A video has gone viral on social networking sites, including Facebook and Twitter, in which a youth can be seen tied to an Army jeep and a warning can be head, saying stone pelters will meet the same fate. “This young man was TIED to
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