Omar questioned why ‘tying to jeep’ courtesy not extended to goons in Padmavat protests
With Karni Sena wrecking havoc on the issue of Padmavat release, former Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir Omar Abdullah has asked why these goons are not being tied to jeeps and paraded in front of school buses and cinema halls as human shields.
Incidentally, Abdullah’s remarks came a day after a school bus carrying children in Gurugram was attacked by hooligans who are against the release of the controversial Hindi film ‘Padmavat’.
Abdullah’s tweet was, of course, in reference to the ‘human shield controversy’ that broke out in Srinagar last year when an alleged stone-pelter was tied to the bonnet of an Army jeep by an officer who was looking to escape unscathed from an area where protestors had gathered during by-polls.
Abdullah wondered why the same mob control measure that the Indian Army employed in Kashmir wasn’t being followed in other parts of the country.
It need be mentioned that a video grab that went viral in summer of last year showed the incident of the Kashmiri man being tied to a jeep caused lot of anger and shock in Kashmir.
The Army officer responsible Major Nitin Leetul Gogoi then came forward to offer his explanation and the Army awarded this officer for his work in counter-insurgency operations. >