A police spokesman said while there were no restrictions in place anywhere in Srinagar, security forces were deployed in strength in Batamaloo and other sensitive areas of the city to maintain law and order. The army had said it was probing the incident. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said he will look into it.
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, the government's chief legal advisor, has asked why there is "so much noise" over armymen tying a man in Kashmir to the front of a military jeep as a "human shield" against protesters throwing stones at the vehicle. Pratap Simha wrote on Twitter: "If any kind of action is initiated against courageous Maj".
This tweet of LG Panag did not go down well with the breed of ultra-nationalists and they started calling him a Paki, Pak supporter and many other expletives which are common in such cases where jingoism takes center-stage rather than engaging individuals in rational discussion.
Mr Farooq Ahmad Dar, 26, was allegedly picked up by army soldiers on April 9 and strapped to the bonnet of a jeep and driven through half a dozen villages from 10am to 5.30pm in Budgam district. He said: "I can not believe that I am alive".
"When they say me they were both afraid and angry". There has been widespread outrage over another recently-uploaded video which shows a member of security force personnel being heckled and kicked by protestors as he makes his way out of a polling station on April 9. Former CM Omar Abdullah tweeted Dar's picture, and demanded an investigation into the case.
The 11-second video has gone viral over the past week, with the local police on Sunday filing a case of wrongful confinement and criminal intimidation against the soldiers. "Here's the video as well". A soldier can be heard saying, "This will be the fate of people who throw stones". "This requires an urgent inquiry & follow up NOW!"
He said, "Gareeb log hain, kya karengey complain (We are poor people, what will we complain)". I live alone with my asthmatic mother who is 75 years old. "So I am not suggesting that's about to happen but I am saying before the next crisis happens this is a role of leadership that the USA can play". Security sources have said that the vehicle had in it poll officials who faced a mob of angry stone-throwers. In one such video, Kashmiri youth were seen heckling CRPF personnel while they were returning to their camp after the completion of voting exercise.