Mirwaiz welcomes Amnesty report on pellet shotguns

Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq today welcomed the report by the Amnesty International India calling for an immediate ban on the pellet shotguns in Kashmir valley.

“Kashmir welcomes @amnesty report calling for immediate ban on pellet guns,trial of forces in civil courts & rehabilitation & compensation for victims,” Mirwaiz wrote on twitter.

Amnesty International India on Wednesday said that the Pellet-firing shotguns, which have been responsible for blinding, killing and traumatizing hundreds of people in Kashmir, must be immediately banned.

The Rights watchdog yesterday released a report titled “Losing Sight in Kashmir: The impact of pellet-Firing Shotguns” which depicts the cases of 88 pellet victims in the valley whose eyesight was damaged by the metal pellets fired from pump-action shotguns used by the police and Central Reserve Police Force between 2014 and 2017.

Amnesty International India has also urged center and state government to rehabilitate those who were affected by the pellet shotguns. 

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