Wednesday, May 24, 2017

"The Indian army has commended an officer accused of tying a man to a jeep and using him as a human shield in Kashmir, sparking outrage"

Major Leetul Gogoi, who is still under investigation for strapping 26-year-old Farooq Ahmad Dar to the front of an army vehicle as it led a convoy in Indian-administered Kashmir , was last week awarded the Chief of Army Staff's Commendation Card "for his for sustained efforts in counter-insurgency operations".


The incident came amid days of violent clashes between security forces and stone-throwing young men protesting against a by-election, which left at least eight people killed and more than 200 wounded.