ISLAMABAD: A video showing Indian soldiers forcing four youths to sit before their vehicle as human shields during a cordon and search operation in Samboora village of Pampore, on Monday, went viral on social media in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).
According to Kashmir Media Service, the video showed the protestors yelling at the soldiers for being cowards for using the youths as human shields.
“See the hypocrite Indian forces that have been using our brothers as human shields,” yells one of the protesters, saying that these youths have been dragged out of their houses.
The locals of Samboora told the media that a cordon and search operation was in progress when youths came out to protest, after which clashes began between protesters and the Indian troops.
In the video, about nine army personnel are seen standing in front of the vehicle with four youths forced to sit on the ground. Superintendent of Police Awantipora Mohammad Zahid said that police were ascertaining the authenticity and genuineness of the video.