CRPF Vehicle Runs Over Stone Pelters In Kashmir, Indians Stand With Its Soldiers

Updated on 4 Jun, 2018 at 11:12 am

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Persian poet Amir Khusro while capturing the enigmatic beauty of Kashmir wrote ‘Agar firdous baroye zameen ast, hami asto, hami asto hami ast.’ Translated it means, ‘If there is a paradise upon earth, it is here, it is here, it is here.’ Alas, this paradise is now burning between the tug-of-war of protesters and Indian soldiers.

News of violence erupting in different places of Kashmir has stopped surprising the onlookers. Somehow the years of protests have become a norm. Adding to that is the plague of stone pelting that often causes serious damages for the army.

 


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In 2017, Major Leetul Gogoi landed in controversy when he tied a stone pelter to a jeep as a ‘human shield’ to save the life of civilians. Few months after that, two jawans lost their lives when they lost control of their car due to the same reason.

Recently, a new wave of protest sparked, triggered by a paramilitary vehicle of CRPF. While trying to get away from a crowded area surrounded by stone pelters, the vehicle ran over three protesters and one of them died later. The mob was actually attacking the vehicle.

A video footage emerged capturing the incident that gave rise to criticism of government besides protest from common people against Indian soldiers. Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted criticizing the present CM of Jammu and Kashmir. Here’s what it read:

 

It didn’t take long for the news to spread on the internet and capture the attention of the Twitterati. Following which the users showed their support for the Indian soldiers. Some commented on the hardship of the jawans while others demanded strong punishment for the stone pelters. Read the tweets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Jammu and Kashmir police said that they have lodged a case against the stone-pelters, who are still unidentified, for rioting and attempted murder. Also, they have booked the driver of the CRPF vehicle for rash driving.