Youth allegedly tied to army jeep in Kashmir; Omar fumes

Stone pelting has emerged as a major menace in recent times as locals indulge in it during encounter with the terrorists.

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Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday posted a video of a youth being tied to a jeep allegedlly by security personnel to ensure that stones are not hurled at them.

Omar has alleged that security forces are using Kashmiri youths as human shield to protect themselves from stone pelters.

Dubbing the incident as 'shocking', Omar also tweeted that the video of youth being tied to a jeep would not generate same 'anger' and the video of CRPF jawan being humiliated generated.

Youth being used as human sheild?

The video was reportedly shot in Beerwah area of Budgam district where miscreants disrupted polling during Sunday's bypoll to Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency by pelting stones. It is being widely shared on social networks in Kashmir and drawing condemnation.

Video tweeted by Omar

Omar demanded an inquiry into the incident. Army and defence officials were not immediately available for comment.

Stone-pelters

Stone pelting by locals at the security forces has emerged as a major menace in the valley in recent times. Local youth pelt stones during encounter with terrorists, allowing them to flee.

Stone pelting became a trend in 2010 during an unrest. Stone pelters were roped in for as much as Rs 400 a day. The payments would increase up to Rs 800 depending the gravity of the situation.

(OneIndia News with PTI inputs)

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