Support for the Army Major who used a human shield in Kashmir came from the Attorney General of India. He should be applauded and not criticised, the Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said in a statement. They are working under a lot of pressure and exercising restraint to a great level, the AG also said. It may be recalled that the Major had ordered a resident to be tied in front of a Rakshak vehicle to ensure the safe passage for a five-vehicle convoy that he was leading.
The Army personnel are trained and are responsible for their actions. Military operations cannot become a subject matter of debate on the social media, he further said. The poll booth is a symbol of democracy and the Major should not be criticised. He should be applauded. They are guarding our borders admirably, the AG further stated.
Meanwhile the Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat said that the forces continue to hold a strong image and a professional reputation. Addressing officers at the Army Commanders' Conference, General Rawat complimented soldiers for undertaking such a difficult task on the ground. He further asked the forces to strengthen the image and reputation of the Army.