Two videos of youth allegedly being beaten by soldiers surface

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Two videos, purportedly showing army soldiers beating youths and forcing them to chant anti- Pakistan slogans, are doing rounds on the social media here, amid allegations of human rights violation by the security forces in Kashmir.

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In one of the videos, a student of Pulwama Degree College is purportedly seen pinned to the ground by four army personnel and being thrashed with a cane.

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In the second video, three youths are purportedly seen in an army vehicle and being forced by a soldier to abuse Pakistan and chant slogan “Pakistan murdabad”.

“Azaadi chahiyay tumko? (Do you want freedom?)” the soldier is seen asking the youths before slapping them and hitting them with a stick.

One of the youths in the army vehicle seems to be injured as blood is seen oozing from his forehead in the video.

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It is not yet clear who shot the videos but they are being circulated across the social media platforms, leading to condemnation from the netizens of Kashmir.

Yesterday, a video went viral on social media in which a youth was seen allegedly tied to an army jeep as a human shield against stone pelting and paraded through several villages in Budgam district.

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The video drew widespread condemnation, with former chief minister Omar Abdullah terming it as “shocking” and prompting Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to seek a detailed report from the state police.

Army also began an internal investigation into the incident.

No army or defence officials were available for a comment on today’s videos.

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