Bollywood actor: Use Arundhati Roy as ‘human shield’ in Kashmir

 

Paresh Rawal, Veteran Bollywood Hindu actor and MP belonging to Narendra Modi’s ruling BJP party provoked a twitter storm by suggesting that famous Indian author Arundhati Roy should be tied to a military jeep against the stone-throwers in Indian occupied Muslim majority state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Arundhati Roy has been subject of a smear campaign by Hindu extremists and Zionist Jews for her support for Kashmiris and Palestinians (here).

On April 9, 2017, Indian army Major Nitin Gogoi  tied a Kashmiri Muslim to his military jeep as human shield to protect himself from stone throwing Kashmiri youth (see photo at the top).

The state’s chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti, claimed that a First Information Report (FIR) was also lodged at a local police station against the army unit. She sought a detailed report from the state police.

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted: “A warning can be heard saying that stone pelters [in held Kashmir] will meet this fate. This requires an urgent inquiry and follow up now.”

In response to the social media condemnations, India’s Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi disapproved of growing criticism of a human shield the army used to thwart stone-pelting protesters in Indian-held Kashmir.

Indian army awarded Major Gogoi a medal for his bravery. I bet, Major Gogoi learned this act of bravery from Israel army which have even used 7-year-old Palestinian kid as human shield.

In June 2013, United Nations human rights body accused Israeli occupation forces of mistreating Palestinian children, including by torturing those in custody and using others as human shields.

Kashmir has seen unprecedented violence ever since the killing of top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in July last year, in which more than 80 people were killed.

Modi government is contemplating to impose Governor rule in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Last year, US-based pro-Israel Brookings Institution in a report said that India blocked access to the internet in various regions to prevent demonstrations 22 times in the 12 months starting in July 2015, more often than Muslim-majority Syria, Pakistan and Turkey did put together.

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