Gen Bipin Rawat accused of sanctioning use of human shields for saying Kashmir is a ‘dirty war’ that requires ‘innovations’

India’s army chief has been accused of sanctioning the use of human shields after he defended soldiers in southern Kashmir who tied a civilian to their 4×4 to deter violent protests.

Footage of Farooq Ahmad Dar, 26, bound to the army vehicle first circulated in April, leading to separate military and police investigations and condemnation from human rights groups.

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