Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017,17:47 IST By anju A A A

New Delhi | The Social Media has been stands double over the incident that the Army officer who took the decision to use an alleged stone-thrower as a “human shield” tied to a jeep to steer his unit and Jammu and Kashmir officials and paramilitary personnel on election duty to safety.

The commanding officer said the situation “demanded” it, he took the decision reluctantly and as the last resort after he realised that his unit had to pass through streets crowded with a mob of stone-throwers who had also taken positions on surrounding rooftops.

Foreign media and human right activists concerned over the incident. while some said the incident had made a bad impression on Indian Army.

some anti-nationals forgetting the fact that security given by Indian Army to Kashmir citizens.they are attacking army.meanwhile the Indian citizens stays with the Indian Army; We are with army.

The incident happened on April 9, in Kashmir’s Budgam district. It had been done to save the trapped personnel included about a dozen local J&K employees, about 9-10 ITBP jawans, a couple of constables from J&K police and a bus driver from a mob of over 500 stone-pelters.

30 year old Farooq Ahmad Dar, strapped to the front of a military jeep, allegedly serving as a human shield and safe passage of a five-vehicle convoy without a bullet being fired.

the with the ongoing volatile situation in the Kashmir Valley, such a decision helped save many lives including that of election official.

The Jammu and Kashmir police has directed telecom companies to shut their 3G and 4G services in the Kashmir Valley as the state authorities feel there has been an attempt to spread fear and show security personnel in a bad light through online videos.

There were videos showing traders and political leaders in Pulwama of South Kashmir being threatened by terrorists at gun point.

Army chief, General Bipin Rawat, visited the state. He met Governor NN Vohra in Jammu and then Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval in New Delhi.