An Indian army major has been accused of beating and torturing a young man in Indian-administered Kashmir after the youth was summoned for unknown reasons to unit 44 Rashtriya Rifles camp, a counterinsurgency force of the Indian army stationed in Shadimarg village in the Pulwama district of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Indian army Major Rohit Shukla has beaten a student in army camp in Pulwama and forced him to pose with a gun to label him as a militant and kill him in a fake encounter. #kashmir #IndianArmySponsoredTerrorism pic.twitter.com/JM3GLcejNU
— Fahaid Rehman (@FahaidR) February 6, 2019
Tawseef Ahmad Wani, who is undergoing treatment at Srinagar hospital, claims that he was badly beaten by Major Rohit Shukla. Major Shukla is a highly decorated officer who received the Shaurya Chakra, the third Indian highest peacetime military award from the president of India, for his role in anti-militancy operations in 2018.
Wani alleged that the major asked him to “pose with the gun or get ready to die in an encounter” — ostensibly demanding that Wani post photos of himself dressed like a militant on Facebook.
Brave so called Indian Army and Major Shukla. Tawseef Was beaten up ‘mercilessly’, by Indian army admitted in SHMS hospital ,also asked him to ‘pick up arms’, threatens to ‘kidnap his sister’#KashmirSolidarityDay pic.twitter.com/aRI0WHqQvA
— AllAboutKashmir (@powerofkashmir) February 5, 2019
However, the army claims that “this is propaganda played by the terrorists, wherein they have beaten up the individual and are trying to put blame on the Army, so as to put pressure on security forces.”
*✅Army never did anything wrong in Kashmir: Kavinder Gupta over Major Shukla*
⭕👉SRINAGAR, FEB 06:Former deputy chief minister of the state and Senior BJP leader Kavinder Gupta said that Army never did anything wrong in Kashmir with Kashmiri pic.twitter.com/vPzO3d6wco
— Asian News Hub (@dar_rare) February 6, 2019
Wani's brother is serving in the Indian army and has reportedly gone missing and other reports suggest that his father was killed by militants.
Mehbooba Mufti visits SMHS to inquire health of Injured boy allegedly beaten by Major Shukla In Pulwama South Kashmir pic.twitter.com/fTePiZOpR2
— Bhat Nisar (@BhatNis02010632) February 6, 2019
Mehbooba Mufti: Talks of compassion…
Tawsif Ahmad Wani: For the sake of vote
The incident has since drawn sharp criticism from people on social media:
A psychopath army major is forcing a civilian to join militancy, threatens to kill him in a fake encounter if he doesn’t. https://t.co/k2yQtIwzpp
— kashmir (@mykashmirmylife) February 5, 2019
Why Major Shukla Target youths without any reason?
— Yasir (@Yasir58390794) February 6, 2019
“Pose with a gun and post the photograph by tomorrow; if not, I will kill you in an encounter in the coming days.”
And then they say why Kashmiri's hate Indian force.#Kashmir
— Encrypted Layman!! (@FreddieFaizan) February 5, 2019