PVWT demands ban on use of pellet guns in Kashmir

PVWT demands ban on use of pellet guns in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Pellet Victims Welfare Trust (PVWT) on Monday held a peaceful protest demonstration in Srinagar demanding ban on the use of pellet guns in Kashmir. Scores of pellets victims from various districts of the valley assembled in press enclave here holding placards which read “Pellet Gun Lethal Weapon”, “Ban on pellet gun”, “Stop use of […]

Shopian boy blinded by pellets a month after police arrested his father

Shopian boy blinded by pellets a month after police arrested his father

SHOPIAN: Doctors are about to remove one eye of 14-year-old Asif Ahmad Parray, and are not sure if he will regain vision in his other eye. Asif’s father, a 60-year-old man, is languishing in police custody since a month. His impoverished family is as worried about the expenses of Asif’s treatment as they are horrified […]

‘Use of pellet guns in Kashmir violation of human rights’

‘Use of pellet guns in Kashmir violation of human rights’

Seoul: Korean professors has declared the use of pellet guns by the security forces in Kashmir as contrary to the International Humanitarian law. They stated it at a workshop on International Humanitarian Law in the context of Kashmir issue, which was organized at the Korea Press Club by the Embassy of Pakistan, Seoul. Distinguished professors […]

Condemnable!

Condemnable!

The pellet assault on photojournalists is condemnable. This is insofar as words are concerned but the very incident should not have happened. The reasons pertain to the very nature of journalism and those who practice this vocation. The use of the word “vocation” is salient here for journalism is not a mere profession; it is […]

RSF condemns pellet attack on photojournalists in Kashmir

RSF condemns pellet attack on photojournalists in Kashmir

Paris: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the pellet attack on photojournalists in Kashmir by government forces and called on the state authorities to “investigate the behaviour of police who deliberately fired shotgun pellets at photojournalists, injuring four of them”. The global media watchdog also asked the authorities “to ensure that the security forces cease […]

Jama’at decries assault of journalists

SRINAGAR: Jama’at on Wednesday condemned the assault of journalists by the forces in Shopian, terming it “an attack on freedom of speech”. According to the statement, the spokesperson said: “This action is not only inhuman but quite against the basic fundamental rights particularly the freedom of speech.” He further claimed that in another incident, “teenager […]

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