SRINAGAR | JULY 10 :The Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Monday directed the state government to provide Rs 10 lakh as “compensation” to the civilian allegedly used as a human shield by the Army earlier this year.
“I have asked the state government to compensate Farooq Ahmad Dar for endangering his dignity and life,” Justice Bilal Nazki, Chairman SHRC, said. However, the SHRC refused to direct the Army in the case saying “it doesn’t have jurisdiction.”
On April 9, Dar was allegedly tied to the bonnet of an Army jeep and paraded through several villages in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district. The incident happened during the by-polls of the parliamentary seat of Srinagar.
However he added that govt will take case seriously.
2015 Kashmir Despatch