Why did the Indian Army tie a stone pelter on their jeep?

Why did the Indian Army tie a stone pelter on their jeep?

Stone pelter tied on Jeep – The real story
An image of the Indian Army tying a stone pelter on their jeep has surfaced on social media. Although several people hailed the move, quite a few termed this action as barbaric.
Omar Abdullah was the first to join the voice against the Indian Army for this action.
Here is the truth about the incident which happened.
You be the judge and decide for yourself whether the Indian Army did the right or wrong thing.
The location was Budgam in Kashmir. One of the police booth was targeted in Budgam on the election day on 9th April.
The ITBP and Jammu and Kashmir personnel were guarding a polling booth. When the polling was almost over, a mob of about 900 stone pelters attacked the personnel guarding the booth. Eye witnesses said that they were not pelting just stones.
SHOCKING details surfaced
They in fact had huge boulders in their hand which they were throwing at the ITBP  and J&K Police. They wanted to prevent the people from casting their votes, said a person who witnessed the incident.
What is to be noted here is that there were only 9 security personnel to guard the polling booth. It was 9 versus 900. The ITBP Jawans realized that they would not be able to get out alive unless and until they do something.
Please recall at this moment that a stone pelter doesn’t fear the CRPF or police anymore. A recent video on social media showed Kashmir youth who were beating up CRPF Jawans carrying guns. Guns were useless at this moment too.
“They threatened us that they would lynch us all to death. We were 9 people in total, they were in hundreds.
We immediately called the Army station commander and sent out a SOS message.
The Army Commander immediately helped us. He sent in a Quick Response Team (QRT) with one jeep and one bus,” said one of the men who was trapped in a room with a mob of 900 waiting outside to kill him.
Commander’s amazing presence of mind!
When the QRT arrived, they too realized that they were outnumbered. The QRT has about 17 members, but they too knew that it would be difficult to face a mob of 900. The Commander of the QRT decided that it would be a bad idea to open fire at the mob and could escalate tensions. The Commander immediately decided that rescuing the men inside is what was important.
He caught hold of one Kashmiri stone pelter, tied him on to the jeep and drove pass the mob of 900.
Not only did they go in, they saved the 9 ITBP and J&K Police personnel, and managed to come out alive.
Omar Abdullah and several other so called liberal people who are criticizing the army must understand what really transpired before commenting.
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