Media should sometimes report this too!

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3 thoughts on “Captain Vikram Batra : Torturer Turned War Hero

  1. On 10 Sep 1997, when this horrific act was supposedly committed by this demonic officer of the Indian Army, contrary to what the author would want us to believe, Capt. Batra was in fact still a cadet in the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun, let alone an Army Captain (it takes two years after commission to become a Capt from Lt)!! He was commissioned in December 1997!
    You might wonder – how does Ankita know this?
    Well, in addition to the fact that this can be verified on every public record available, I should know because I attended his commissioning ceremony in IMA in Dec 1997 as my brother graduated with him!
    from Ankita Kaul.

    And I know you won’t publish this.

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    1. I can’t comment on the veracity of events narrated by the author. I have lived through the period of turmoil that encapsulated the valley post the 1988 revolt and being in the centrestage of conflict i have lived through countless horrific brutalities and inhumane treatment the Indian forces meted out to the common civilians. The truth is they never really differentiated between militants and civilians in that era and youth were subject to unimaginable torture on the slightest suspicion of extremist orientation. I haven’t seen someone from that period who did not suffer torture and inhuman treatment at the hands of the forces. The attitude of the army has been the prime reason why majority of people harbour hatred and dislike for the Indian establishment.

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  2. Despite providing you proof, you still hide behind the ‘can’t comment on veracity’ cloak.

    Samreen Mushtaq publishes falsehoods whilst you exaggerate and resort to hyperbole.

    You say you lived through countless horrific brutalities and unimaginable torture. You also say that you haven’t seen someone from that period who did not suffer torture and inhuman treatment at the hands of the forces.

    Countless? Unimaginable? Everyone?

    Let me quickly state that even one case of brutality or extrajudicial torture is one too many. Not for once do I deny that several innocents would have got caught in counter terrorist ops. Believe me, as someone who has been there for nearly half of my thirty year career. We sympathise with the innocent Kashmiri people, but it is a conflict zone. Anyone from the forces who breaks the law is a pariah. We punish such offenders severely. But the majority of such cases do not stand even the first investigation. And the harassment of a soldier framed in a false case is life long.

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