SHRC announces ₹10 lakh as compensation for ‘human shield’ victim in Kashmir


State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) Chairman Juctice Bilal Nazki on Monday directed the Jammu and Kashmir government to provide ₹10 lakh as compensation to the civilian allegedly used as a human shield by the army earlier this year.

“The state government should provide ₹10 lakh compensation to the victim, Farooq Ahmad Dar,” the SHRC observed.

The SHRC, however, refused to direct the army in the case saying “the it doesn’t have jurisdiction over the army.”

Mr. Dar was allegedly tied to the bonnet of an army jeep and paraded through several villages on April 09 in Budgam during the bypolls of the parliamentary seat of Srinagar.

The incident elicited sharp reactions from the civil society as the army backed the Major involved in the case.

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