A photograph of Indian Army soldiers dragging a slain militant by chains tied to his legs in Jammu and Kashmir surfaced on social media on Friday, September 14, and has been criticised for excessive brutality while others have supported the dragging. The army, which is bearing the brunt of human rights violations in the Kashmir Valley, is yet to issue a statement on the latest incident. The incident took place in southwest Kashmir’s Reasi district when soldiers and policemen gunned down 3 militants in Dhirti village of the district. NewsX.com, however, does not vouch for the authenticity of the said photograph.

The operation was conducted after militants fired at policemen in a restaurant and ran into the woods along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Jammu district. A report on outlookindia.com said it tried to contact the Indian Army, but has not received any response from them.

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Activist Shrimoyee in the Valley termed the incident “barbaric”, saying, “Horrific images of desecration/ disrespect to bodies of enemy combatants killed in combat (gun battle with Indian soldiers).”

The Indian Army has been accused of a series of allegations in the past, in April 2017, a Kashmiri weaver was tied to the bonnet of an Army jeep as a human shield against stone-throwing protesters during the bypoll in Srinagar.

Despite receiving international condemnation, Major Leetul Gogoi, the man behind the incident, was awarded for distinguished service in the insurgency-hit state. Gogoi, however, landed in another controversy.

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It must also be remembered that some 350 Army officers have moved the Supreme Court challenging FIRs filed against them for operations in insurgency-hit states like Jammu and Kashmir and Manipur where the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act is in force.

Local people have complained of human rights excesses by Army personnel in their FIRs. The apex court has admitted their pleas for hearing.

2 responses to “Indian Army soldiers drag slain militant by chains in Kashmir’s Reasi district, leads to social media uproar”

  1. Awesome… We should tie every militant behind the trucks and drive around entire Kashmir to let them know what is the end result.

  2. aside from barbarism and human rights violation what really is sickening and painful is that common indian citizens Who are defending this cruel act and labeling as act of “Necessity” and “right one” is insane in another level . First you took their land oppress them for 70 years when they raise their voice for their rights you call them terrorist . today the soul of Bhagat singh Mangal pandey and Lala Lajpat rai will be in great pain and their soul is asking ” ain logo kay lia hum nay jaan kurban ki jo dusro ko guru ki tarah ghulami mai rakhay hui hai. jis trah angrez ni hindustanio ki human rights violation ki aaj hamare log wohi kar rahy hai . Time to think what india has become .

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