Human Shield

Timelines
Kashmir's human shield rejects 'Bigg Boss' offer

08 Jun 2018

Kashmir's human shield rejects 'Bigg Boss' offer

The makers of 'Bigg Boss' have a knack for picking up contestants who have been mired in some controversy or the other.

Rs. 10L compensation for 'human shield', but not from army?

10 Jul 2017

Rs. 10L compensation for 'human shield', but not from army?

The J&K Human Rights Commission has directed the state to provide Rs. 10L as compensation to Farooq Ahmad Dar who was tied to the bonnet of an army jeep as a 'human shield'.

Indian Army ready to face Pakistan and China: Army Chief

08 Jun 2017

Indian Army ready to face Pakistan and China: Army Chief

Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat referred to the human shield controversy, saying it's not a norm, but officers can decide strategy depending on the situation.

Army Chief Bipin Rawat defends human shield idea

28 May 2017

Army Chief Bipin Rawat defends human shield idea

Army Chief Bipin Rawat, in an attempt to instil confidence in his men, defended the actions of Major Leetul Gogoi who had used an alleged stone-pelting youth as a human shield for the army's operation.

Kashmir human shield incident: Major Gogoi awarded by Indian Army

22 May 2017

Kashmir human shield incident: Major Gogoi awarded by Indian Army

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat awarded COAS Commendation Card to Major Leetul Gogoi for sustained efforts in counter-insurgency operations in Jammu & Kashmir.

Government stands by 'human shield' decision

17 Apr 2017

Government stands by 'human shield' decision

The Centre has decided to stand by the army officer who decided to use a stone-pelter as a human shield to allow his men safe passage through a sea of protesters in Jammu and Kashmir recently.

J&K: In fresh controversy, video of army using human shield

15 Apr 2017

J&K: In fresh controversy, video of army using human shield

In a fresh controversy, on 15th April a video surfaced showing a Kashmiri youth tied to the fender of an army jeep as a "shield".