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Indian Military Officer Awarded After Ordering Kashmiri Civilian Be Tied to Army Truck

HeadlineMay 23, 2017

In Kashmir, protests erupted today amid news that an Indian military officer has received an award from the Indian Army, after the officer reportedly ordered his soldiers to tie a Kashmiri civilian to an Army jeep and parade his body through the streets the last month. Viral video of the incident shows Farooq Ahmad Dar strapped to the front of the moving military jeep. Army officials says the military officer decided to use the civilian’s body as a human shield against Kashmiris who were throwing stones. The video has sparked widespread protests against the Indian military and demands for independence.

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