Army Jawan dies in accidental misfire along LoC in Poonch

Bruno Cirelli
Aprile 20, 2017

Dar, who ekes out a living by working as a Sozni (handmade embroidery) craftsman, was on his way to Gampora when he was allegedly picked up by the army troopers near Putligam and tied to the bonnet of a jeep before being paraded around dozens of villages.

"I am told that about 350 stone-pelting locals had surrounded the election duty officials carrying the EVM and the ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) protection party".

The officer, whose identity is not revealed, is on deputation with the Rashtriya Rifles and said that he had take the action "reluctantly" and as the "last resort".

Since the video surfaced, a rapid polarisation of opinion has spread on the social networks and exposed the empty platitudes of a section of chest-thumping and flag-waving nationalists, who hold the army above all else but fall short when the narrative does not fit their agenda.

Regretting the continuing tensions between India and Pakistan, Lodhi underscored the need for a dialogue to resolve the Kashmir and other issues between the two countries.

A Kashmiri student throws back a tear-gas canister fired by Indian police during a protest in Srinagar April 17, 2017.

The Muslim-majority region has witnessed an increase in mass protests and violent attacks since early July 2016, when Burhan Wani, a top figure in a pro-independence group, was killed in a shootout with Indian troops.

Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Farooq Haider Khan on Sunday appealed to the government of Pakistan to approach the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for the economic blockade of India on the ever rising human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK).

Jammu [Jammu and Kashmir], India: Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Monday brushed aside a National Conference (NC) demand for imposition of governor's rule in the state and asserted that the PDP-BJP government will combat the existing situation.

More than 90 people have lost their lives and more than 12,000 wounded in the ensuing crackdown.

"It is worse than what we have seen in recent times in terms of a deterioration in law and order". @Abhijeetsinger not only termed General Panag as Pak supporter but wished him to be beaten, kicked and humiliated on the streets of Kashmir also. But, the Indian army is one of the most professional forces in the world and such measures taken by army personnel are completely against our democratic setup.

In the latest surge of violence in Kashmir, at least six people were killed on April 9, when Indian paramilitary forces clashed with protesters during a by-election in the main city of Srinagar.

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