Shri Provash Ghosh, General Secretary, SUCI(C), has issued the following statement today : —
The saner right-thinking people of the country were stunned when they found on 9 April last that an army major in Kashmir had been so cruel and inhuman as to tie an ordinary citizen on the back of his jeep and use him as a human shield to run away from a group of agitators alleged to have been pelting stone on him and his contingent. Justifiably, they had burst in condemnation of such a ghastly act. What has made them further astounded is that without caring a fig for their indignation, if not in utter disregard of their legitimate concern about such an uncivilized incident, the same major who should have been prosecuted for gross violation of human right has been awarded ‘commendation card’ for “sustained efforts on counter-insurgency.” This is an act of adding insult to injury. It will only exacerbate the highly explosive situation now prevailing in Kashmir and precipitate further hostility among the people against Indian army and government.
Our Party vehemently condemns this most reprehensible act and demands of the government of India to ensure that such inhuman acts are not repeated.