Videos of personnel beating youth emerge
Two videos, showing military personnel beating up youth and forcing them to shout anti-Pakistan slogans, are doing rounds on social media after which army said that it would ascertain the veracity of the footage and take appropriate action.
The purported videos emerged just a day after another video in which army personnel were seen having tied a youth to the fender of their jeep and parading him through villages in Budgam district to bring stone-pelting under control.
In one of the videos that emerged on Saturday, four army personnel are seen catching hold of student from Pulwama degree college, pin him to the ground and thrash him with a cane. In the second video, three youth who seem to be under army custody in a vehicle are forced by a soldier to abuse Pakistan and shout slogans like "Pakistan murdabad".
"Azaadi chahiyay tum ko (do you want freedom)?" the soldier is seen asking the youth before slapping them and hitting them with a stick.
Defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said the veracity of the videos is being ascertained and action will be taken against those found guilty of misconduct.