Use of pellet guns on protesters in IOK condemned

Srinagar, July 15, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, pro-freedom leaders and organizations have condemned the use of pellet guns on peaceful and unarmed Kashmiri protesters and termed it violation of the UN Charter. Hurriyet leaders, Javaid Ahmad Mirand Hilal Ahmed War in their statements issued in Srinagar deplored that despite repeated calls by many human rights groups and the civil society, it was ironical that Indian police were still using pellet guns in the Valley against peaceful protesters.

The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front-R Patron, Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo in a statement in Srinagar lashed out at the puppet administration for use of lethal weapons like pellet guns on the protesters. He said that under the International Law only in unavoidable circumstances the use of pellet was allowed and that too while dealing with furious animals.

Illegally detained Chairman of Ummat-e-Islami, Qazi Yasir in his statement denounced the use of excessive force against the unarmed protesters in Kashmir. He described the Kashmir freedom movement as indigenous and said that India had declared war against unarmed Kashmiri people and the irony was that they justified this war by dubbing Kashmir uprising as foreign-sponsored which tantamount to adding insult to the injury of more than 1,500 Kashmiri people who have been injured in the past seven days.

The High Court Bar Association of the territory in its statement in Srinagar condemned the use of force by Indian Army, paramilitary and police personnel. It said that more than 200 people had received pellet injuries and were feared to lose their eyesight forever.

The All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) in its statement in Srinagar condemned the indiscriminate use of pellet guns during the ongoing protests in Kashmir. The ASPCC Chairman, Jagmohan Singh Raina, in a statement said, “It’s unfortunate that more than 100 of youth have fallen prey to pellets in which most the youth are at the danger of losing their eyesight.” Kashmiri leader, Hassan Al-Bana, who in France, staged a silent protest in Paris against the ongoing killing spree in Kashmir, holding a placard, ‘India Stop Killings in Kashmir.’

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