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  India   Crime  15 Apr 2017  J&K: 2 videos of youths allegedly being beaten by soldiers surface

J&K: 2 videos of youths allegedly being beaten by soldiers surface

PTI
Published : Apr 15, 2017, 7:04 pm IST
Updated : Apr 15, 2017, 8:49 pm IST

In one video, a student of Pulwama Degree College is purportedly seen pinned to the ground by army personnel and being thrashed with a cane.

Screenshot from the video where the armed forces personnel can be seen pinning the youth to the ground and beating him. (Photo: Twitter | @MJibranNasir)
 Screenshot from the video where the armed forces personnel can be seen pinning the youth to the ground and beating him. (Photo: Twitter | @MJibranNasir)

Srinagar: Two videos, purportedly showing army soldiers beating youths and forcing them to chant anti-Pakistan slogans, are doing rounds on the social media in Srinagar, amid allegations of human rights violation by the security forces in Kashmir.

In one of the videos, a student of Pulwama Degree College is purportedly seen pinned to the ground by four army personnel and being thrashed with a cane.

In the second video, three youths are purportedly seen in an army vehicle and being forced by a soldier to abuse Pakistan and chant slogan "Pakistan murdabad".

"Azaadi chahiyay tumko? (Do you want freedom?)" the soldier is seen asking the youths before slapping them and hitting them with a stick.

One of the youths in the army vehicle seems to be injured as blood is seen oozing from his forehead in the video.

It is not yet clear who shot the videos but they are being circulated across the social media platforms, leading to condemnation from the netizens of Kashmir.

On Friday, a video went viral on social media in which a youth was seen allegedly tied to an army jeep as a human shield against stone pelting and paraded through several villages in Budgam district.

The video drew widespread condemnation, with former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah terming it as "shocking" and prompting Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to seek a detailed report from the state police.

Army also began an internal investigation into the incident.

Defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said the veracity of the videos is being ascertained.

"Action will be taken against those found guilty of misconduct," Col Kalia said.

It is not yet clear who shot the videos but they are being circulated across social media platforms, leading to condemnation from netizens of Kashmir.

Tags: human rights violation, kashmir unrest, indian army
Location: India, Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar