Army orders court of inquiry into youth used as human shield

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New Delhi : The Army on Thursday ordered an internal inquiry into an incident in which a Kashmiri youth was tied to the front of an army jeep to avoid stone pelting attacks in Budgam district.


Army sources told IANS the Army has ordered a court of inquiry into the incident.

"The final report of the court of inquiry will be submitted within two months," the sources said.

A youth, identified as Farooq Ahmad, was tied to the front of an army jeep which was driven through areas ostensibly to avoid attacks from stone pelters in Budgam district.

The video of the incident went viral and has invited wide condemnation.