According to the locals in Samboora Village of Pulwama district of South Kashmir a group of youth have been taken as human shields by the government forces during an on going Cordon and Search Operation.
In a video, sent by a local from the areas, a group of youth can be seen sitting in front of the forces’ vehicle to stop other youth from throwing stones.
An eyewitness from the spot told The Kashmir Walla over phone that the CASO is still going on and the forces are not allowing anyone to move ahead. “If youth are trying to throw stones at the forces, they beat up the boys who are held infront of the vehicles,” he added.
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