In recognition of continued efforts in counter-insurgency operations, Major Leetul Gogoi was on Monday awarded Chief of Army Staff’s Commendation Card by the Indian army. Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag, who is having a wonderful stint on Twitter, took to the micro-blogging site to congratulate the Indian army officer for the honour.
“Congratulations Major Nitin Gogoi for the medal of commendation. Great effort in safely rescuing our soldiers and many other wonderful duties,” tweeted Sehwag.
Congratulations Major Nitin Gogoi for the medal of commendation. Great effort in safely rescuing our soldiers & many other wonderful duties
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) May 22, 2017
Major Gogoi is alleged to have ordered to tie a Kashmiri, who was later identified as Farooq Ahmad Dar, on the bonnet of his jeep as human shield against stonepelters. The video of the incident sparked a major controversy following which the army ordered an inquiry, the result of which is till awaited.
Known for his sharp sense of humour and no-nonsense attitude, the Nawab of Najafgarh also does not shy away from speaking on controversial issues.
Last month, Sehwag expressed outrage after a video showing Kashmiri youth hitting and slapping Indian paramilitary personnel on election duty started doing rounds on social media. Calling for action against the people behind the assault, Sehwag Tweeted:“This is Unacceptable ! Cant do this to our CRPF jawaans .This rot has to stop. Badtameezi ki hadd hai.”
This is Unacceptable ! Cant do this to our CRPF jawaans .This rot has to stop. Badtameezi ki hadd hai. pic.twitter.com/rZbqGbXk6O
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 13, 2017
Fellow Delhi cricketer, Gautam Gambhir, had also lambasted the acts carried out by the Kashmiri youths. He was more stern in his call for action. The left-hander tweeted Tweeted, “For every slap on my army’s Jawan lay down at least a 100 jihadi lives (sic)”.
For every slap on my army’s Jawan lay down at least a 100 jihadi lives. Whoever wants Azadi LEAVE NOW! Kashmir is ours. #kashmirbelongs2us
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 13, 2017
Sehwag kicked a row after he took a swipe at Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur for her tweet, “Pakistan did not kill my dad, War killed him.” Replying to this tweet, Sehwag tweeted back with a placard in his hands that read, “I didn’t score two triple centuries, my bat did.”