In occupied Kashmir, in another move of encouraging Indian troops to commit grave human rights violations in occupied Kashmir, the army officer, Major Leetul Gogoi, who tied a defenseless youth to the bonnet of a jeep as a human shield in Budgam area, last month, has been awarded Indian Army Chief’s Commendation Card.
According to media sources, the officer was awarded by Indian Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat, during his recent visit to occupied Kashmir.
“Major Gogoi has been awarded Chief of Army Staff’s Commendation Card for sustained efforts in operations,” Indian Army spokesperson, Aman Anand, said.
Major Gogoi of the 53 Rashtriya Rifles was in the spotlight after a video, shot during the so-called Indian Parliamentary by-elections in Srinagar constituency on April 9 and posted on social media, showed a man tied to the bonnet of an army jeep in Badgam area. The video went viral and evoked condemnations against army’s violent action.
Investigation by the Jammu and Kashmir police, which lodged an FIR against the Indian forces’ personnel in light of the incident, revealed that it was Major Gogoi who had tied the civilian to the jeep’s bonnet as a human shield. A Court of Inquiry was constituted to investigate the incident bit it has not released the report of its findings yet.