‘Use of Pellet Gun in Kashmir Resembles Brutality of Israel Over Gaza’

KL News Network


Cop with pellet gun in this file pic.

Condemning the use of deadly pellet fires by government forces while dispersing peaceful protestors in various parts of Valley including Palhallan and other parts of the valley, senior Hurriyat leader Javaid Ahmad Mir Friday said the use of pellet gun resembles the brutality of Israel over the Gaza.

Citing the example of Palhallan youth Abid Ahmad Bhat, Mir said the boy received major injuries of the deadly pellet gun on May 21, 2015, as a gift of the coalition government led by PDP and BJP.

“Despite repeated calls by many human rights groups and the civil society, it is ironical that police is still using pellet gun in the Valley against peaceful protesters,” Mir said.

Quoting the famous writer Alva Myrdal, “The age in which we live can only be characterized as one of barbarism. Our civilization is in the process not only of being militarized, but also being brutalized’’, Mir said the quote fittingly describe the sad state of affairs in Kashmir in wake of “unabated human rights abuses by men in uniform”.

“Painfully enough,” he said, “the lethal pellet gun is now harming and even some time killing people in Kashmir as it is being indiscriminately used to quell protests.”

Condemning the use of poisonous pepper gas in old city, Javaid Mir said few years back, Hajira w/o Ghulam Hassan of Safa Kadal was suffering from some chest ailment and “died due to adverse affects on her heath from excessive use of pepper gas by forces in locality.”

Notably, he said, the whole downtown area and number of areas have been over the years subjected to brute use of pepper gas.

Mir appealed the voices of humanity including Human Rights Watch, UNHRC, NHRC, Amnesty International and other human rights organizations to stress upon India to end the use of these brutal tactics over the people of Kashmir.

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