Kashmir youth paraded naked?

Video of Kashmir youth paraded naked
Srinagar, Sep 10: Jammu Kashmir police has initiated legal action against Youtube and Facebook over a three-minute long video clip allegedly showing the security forces parading three youngsters naked in Sopore.

Announcing the decision to sue the popular video sharing website and the social networking major, the police said, “It has been found that these reports have not been verified as yet and, therefore, to attribute it to the (security) forces with the intention of maligning their image and spreading disaffection amongst the people is highly regrettable."

The police has also begun a hunt for the individuals who uploaded the video online.

"A formal case is being registered against the YouTube and Facebook networks and investigation is on to locate the persons responsible for uploading this baseless and malicious clip," a police spokesman told a news agency.

"Action shall also be taken against other organisations who tried to propagate it," he added.

Home Minister, P Chidambaram has also said that the authenticity of the video is yet to be proved.

"No one has been able to authenticate the video so far. Until it is authenticated and the persons identified, I think it would be unsafe to rely on such a video," he said.

The video

The three minute seven seconds long video shows four unidentified youngsters being forced to parade naked in what is claimed to be the north-western town Sopore.

A male voice is heard in the background asking the youth to even take off the clothes that they were using to cover their private parts. A second voice is heard asking the person recording to the video to do it from front.

The video was uploaded on Facebook by a group called 'Citizens of Kashmir'.

"The video is taken by the accompanying policeman, who records the event during their short journey...he must have recorded it for fun, but luckily it got leaked by an anonymous person," the comment accompanying the video on the social networking site said.

On Youtube, the video titled 'Kashmir"s Abu Ghraib' is accompanied by a 'Warning', which reads, "This video contains disturbing scenes of brutality unleashed by Indian soldiers on Kashmiri young men in a Sopore village. In this video young men have been stripped naked and are being paraded through their village by Indian soldiers."

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