In an attempt to safeguard many civilian lives from the stone pelters in the Kashmir valley. An Assamese army person Major Leetul Gogoi used a Kashmiri youth as a human shield in order to protect the lives of the army personals and civilian who were with him at that moment.
Even though Major Leetul Gogoi used a very unorthodox method in order to avert any untoward incidents which might have occurred at that moment his idea was hailed by many politicians across the nation. A FIR was lodged against him sighting the violation of human rights.
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Such techniques of using a person as a human shield are not new as it has been widely used in countries like Israel and other such disturbed nations. Due to his idea, he was able to save many lives of both the stone pelters and the persons along with Major Leetul Gogoi.