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Human Shield Row: Ahsan Untoo leads protest in Srinagar

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Srinagar: International Forum for Justice organized a peaceful protest to commemorate the first anniversary of human shield incident.
Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, who heads the IFJ, led the protest that was attended by popular student leader Shehla Rashid, Abdul Majid Zargar and others.
Farooq Ahmad Dar, who was made a human shield by soldiers last year, released a report Monday about the incident a year after he was tied to a military jeep and driven across a cluster of villages for deterring stone throwing protests.

‘Punish me if I am a stone pelter, but if proven innocent punish the person who tied me to the bonnet of the jeep,” Dar said while releasing the report ‘The story of a young Kashmiri voter tied to jeep and assaulted brutally by Indian Army’.

“I curse myself for voting that day,” Dar said, vowing to ‘‘not to cast vote ever in his life.’’

The report was prepared by rights activist Ahsan Untoo, who is pleading Dar’s case in State Human Rights Commission.

“As commoners we have identified the place where Farooq was photographed and also we have spoken to the neighbours who were witness to the incident, but the police have failed to provide the facts about the incidents,” Untoo said.
The protesting human rights activist urged upon government to compensate the victim.