Srinagar: Amnesty International India on Wednesday said that use of pellet firing shotguns by the security forces should be banned immediately.
The Amnesty International India on released a report “Losing sight in Kashmir.
The impact of pellet firing shotguns” at a local hotel here. The report documented the cases of 88 pellet victims whose eye was damaged by metal pellets fired from pump-action shotguns used by the JKP and CRPF between 2014 and 2017.
“The government should initiate prompt, independent and impartial civilian investigations into all incidents where the use of pellet-firing shotguns led to deaths or injuries to establish whether arbitrary or excessive force was used. Where there is sufficient evidence is found, prosecute those suspected of responsibility in civilian courts,” Shailesh Rai, Director Law and Policy, AI India said at the function during the releasing of the report.