CPM Wants Army Punished For Tying Kashmiri Youth In Front Of Its Cavalcade


CPM Wants Army Punished For Tying Kashmiri Youth In Front Of Its Cavalcade

Communist Party of India politburo member Sitaram Yechuri

Expressing deep outrage over the video of a Kashmiri youth being tied on a jeep of the security forces – to be used as a shield against stone pelters, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) today (15 April) said the ones responsible for it should be punished.

In a statement released by the Polit Bureau of the CPI(M), the party also put forth a defence of the Kashmiri youth, saying that he was never a stone pelter and did work related to Kashmiri shawls.

“On incidents in Kashmir, the Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its deep outrage over reports of a Kashmiri youth being tied on a jeep belonging to central security forces ostensibly to be used as a shield against stone-pelters. The 26-year-old Farooq Ahmad Dar is reported in media to have said that he has never been a stone-pelter and works on embroidering Kashmiri shawls,” read the statement.

This incident followed the anger evoked over a viral video showing stone pelters heckling and attacking a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel who was discharging election duties. The CRPF later filed a police complaint, and three Kashmiri youth have since been arrested.

With Inputs From ANI.