Human Rights Watch calls Indian Army Chief’s statement as ‘Criminal Leadership’

Srinagar: Human Rights Watch, international rights watchdog has strongly reacted to the statement of Indian army chief Bipin Rawat on “Human Shield” issue.

Read more: Indian Army chief defends use of human shield in Kashmir

Human Rights Watch Executive Director Keneth Roth tweeted Monday saying Indian Army Chief shows “Criminal Leadership”.
“Indian army chief shows criminal leadership, backing as ‘innovative troops’ use of Kashmir man as a human shield,” Keneth Roth tweeted.
On Sunday the Indian army chief had termed the “infamous” act of strapping a Kashmiri to an army Jeep as “innovative” and said that commending the Army officer was to boost the morale of his army which is fighting a “dirty war” in Kashmir.
On April 9 on the day of Srinagar by-election, an army major Leetul Gogoi strapped a Kashmiri Shawl Weaver to a front of an army Jeep as a human shield and paraded him through many villages in Beerwah area of the Central part of Kashmir’s Budgam district.

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