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Army orders CoI into human shield

NEW DELHI, Apr 20:
The Army has ordered a Court of Inquiry (CoI) into the controversial “human shield” incident in Kashmir in which a man was tied to an Army vehicle purportedly as a shield against stone pelters.
Army sources said the CoI has been given one month’s time to complete the probe.
A video, showing the man tied to an Army vehicle as a shield against the stone pelters during polling in the Srinagar Lok Sabha by-election on April 9, triggered a public outcry.
The CoI will look into the circumstance that prompted an Army Major to tie the Kashmiri youth to the jeep’s bonnet as a “human shield”.
The CoI has been given time till May 15 to probe the incident, the sources said.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat had visited Jammu and Kashmir following the incident and later apprised National Security Advisor Ajit Doval of the security situation in the Kashmir valley.
Gen Rawat also had separate deliberations with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Governor N N Vohra over the law-and-order situation in Kashmir during his visit to the State. (PTI)


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  • Paneendra Kumar

    Time has come to seek divine intervention for the Kashmir problem. Let’s pray for Peaceful Kashmir and One India Strong India on April 30 2017 Shankarajayanti at Shankaracharya hill Srinagar. The best way to remember and follow teachings of Adi guru Shankaracharya is to pray for Kashmir on Shankarajayanti. Many sages came to Kashmir in search of knowledge .As we know Kashmir the land of sages and Saints got its name from Kashyapa muni. Saint Abhinav gupta was from here. Adi guru Shankaracharya meditated here. The land of knowledge and spiritualisms is disturbed today due to ignorance. Let’s restore Kashmir to its ancient glory. Let’s us all pray together to god to send a saint again who will restore Peace, Knowledge and Spiritualism back in Kashmir. #PeacefullKashmir #OneIndiaStrongIndia