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.
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