India using pellet guns to maim, blind, kill Kashmiris, rights watchdog slams police action on Muharram processions
The Indian authorities should prohibit security forces in Jammu and Kashmir from using shotguns firing metal pellets to disperse crowds, Human Rights Watch said on Friday.
Indian police have fired shotgun pellets to disperse hundreds of Shia Muslims participating in a Muharram procession in Kashmir, injuring dozens in Kashmir on Saturday.
The medics have treated victims of bullets, pellet-guns, and tear-gas canister explosion amidst months-long sieges and lockdown. The outbreak of coronavirus, however, has thrown a renewed challenge to doctors in Kashmir despite their experiences.