Kashmiri youth beaten, asked “Azaadi chahiyay tum ko?” Forced to say “Pakistan Murdabad!”
Youth gets beaten up & forced to shout anti-Pakistan slogans. Video gets viral on social media after which the army said it would ascertain the veracity of the footage and take appropriate action.
The clips were posted just a day after another video emerged, which purportedly showed a youth tied to a jeep as a human shield and being driven through Budgam by army personnel.
In one of the videos that surfaced on Saturday, four army personnel are seen catching hold of student from Pulwama Degree College. They were seen throwing him to the ground and thrashing him with a cane.
In the second video, three youth who seem to be in army custody in a vehicle are forced by a soldier to abuse Pakistan and shout slogans like “Pakistan Murdabad”.
“Azaadi chahiyay tum ko? ” the soldier is seen asking the youth, before slapping them and hitting them with a stick.
Blood is seen to be oozing from the forehead of one of the youths in the army vehicle.
“Action will be taken against those found guilty of misconduct,” said Defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia.
Police ask telecom companies to suspend 3G and 4G services in J&K
The Jammu and Kashmir police has directed telecom companies to shut their 3G and 4G services in the Kashmir Valley as the state authorities feel there has been an attempt to spread fear and show security personnel in a bad light through online videos.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police has directed the telecom companies to shut their 3G and 4G services in the Valley, official sources said.
The decision was taken after several videos surfaced in recent days, some showing local politicians being threatened by terrorists in various parts of the Valley and others which showed alleged atrocities by Army, police, CRPF or other para-military forces deputed for Parliamentary by-elections.
Officials said that it appears that such videos were being circulated with an aim to create fear among people or show the security personnel in poor light.
Controversy peaked when a video showing a man tied to an army jeep in Budgam district of central Kashmir on April 9 surfaced when polling was underway for the Srinagar Parliamentary bypoll.
A case has been registered against unknown army personnel for the alleged act which received wide criticism.
There were videos showing traders and political leaders in Pulwama of South Kashmir being threatened by terrorists at gun point.
“Such videos are only aimed at creating scare in general public,” a senior police official said.
Internet services had been barred in the Valley keeping in view the sensitive Srinagar by-poll and were restored on April 13.