Losing Sight In Kashmir
A weapon meant to be deployed for ‘crowd control’ has been responsible for blinding, killing and traumatizing people in Kashmir. Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have been using pump-action shotguns firing metal pellets to police protests in the Kashmir valley since at least 2010. These inherently inaccurate shotguns fire hundreds of metal pellets which spread over a wide area. Their use has blinded hundreds and killed at least 14 people since July 2016.
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