PAMPORE: A video showing army soldiers forcing four youths to sit before their vehicle during a cordon and search operation in Samboora village of Pampore on Monday went viral on social media. It showed the army soldiers daring protestors in the area to throw stones at them, while the protesters yell at the soldiers for being “cowards” to use the four youths as “human shield”.
“See the hypocrite Indian forces that have been using our brothers as human shield,” yells one of the protesters, further saying that these youths have been dragged out of their homes.
Locals of Samboora told Kashmir Reader that a cordon and search operation was in progress when youth came out to protest, after which clashes began between stone-pelters and government forces.
In the video about nine army personnel are seen standing in front of the vehicle with four youths been made to sit on ground.
Superintendent of Police Awantipora Mohammad Zahid said that they too have seen this video and police is ascertaining the authenticity and genuineness of this video.