Two videos, purportedly showing army soldiers beating young lads and coercing them to chant anti-Pakistan slogans, are doing rounds on the social media, College amid allegations of human rights violation by the security forces in Kashmir.
In one of the videos, a student of Pulwam College is purportedly seen pinned to the ground by four army personnel and being thrashed with a cane. In the second video, three youths are purportedly seen inan army vehicle and being forced by a soldier to abuse Pakistan and chant slogan "Pakistan murdabad".
"Azaadi chahiyay tumko? (Do you want freedom?)" the soldier is seen asking the youths before slapping them and hitting them with a stick. One of the youths in the army vehicle seems to be injuredas blood is seen oozing from his forehead in the video.
It is not yet clear who shot the videos but they are being circulated across the social media platforms, leading tocondemnation from the netizens of Kashmir.
Yesterday, a video went viral on social media in which ayouth was seen allegedly tied to an army jeep as a humanshield against stone pelting and paraded through several villages in Budgam district.
The video drew widespread condemnation, with former chief minister Omar Abdullah terming it as "shocking" and promptingChief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to seek a detailed report fromthe state police. Army also began an internal investigation into theincident. No army or defence officials were available for a commenton today's videos.