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    Published On : Wed, May 24th, 2017
    National News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    PDP opposes award for Major Gogoi

    human-shield-caseRuling People’s Democratic Party, which shares power with the Bharatiya Janata Party, today disapproved of the Army chief’s commendation for Major Leetul Gogoi who had tied up a man to a jeep as a shield against stone-pelting in Kashmir last month.

    PDP general secretary Nizamuddin Bhat said honouring Gogoi was not proper as the act was a human rights violation.

    He said action should be taken against any human rights violation.

    “If he (officer) has been rewarded for this bravado, I do not feel this is proper,” Bhat told reporters in Srinagar.

    He was responding to a question about the Major being honoured yesterday with the Army chief’s Commendation Card for his sustained efforts in counter-insurgency operations.

    “The stand of the PDP is that this seems wrong in public perception. This is a human rights violation and there should be an investigation,” the PDP leader said.

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