Untoo leads protest against use of pellets in IOK

General Press Release

Srinagar, May 08, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, International Forum for Justice and Human Rights Chairman, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo led a protest against use of pellet guns, pepper gas, teargas shelling by Indian army and police on protesters in the territory.

The protest was held at Press Colony in Srinagar. While talking to media persons on the occasion, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo said under international law, torture and cruel, degrading and inhuman treatment is prohibited. Untoo said from 2008-March 2016, 569 people fell prey to pellet firing, IFJHRJK released a comprehensive report on pellet gun victims.

In the report it has been revealed that from 2008 to march 2016, 569 innocent people fell prey to pellet firing of Indian occupational forces and police. IFJHRJK in its report made this sensational revelation that during last six years 569 people became disable by one way or the other due pellet firing.

Mohammad Ahsan Untoo while lambasting trigger-happy Indian soldiers for carrying out inhumane actions said that he had got stay order on the use of pellet firing from human rights commission in 2013 but despite that ban, rampant use of pellet continues and occupational forces have been given free hand to kill and disable Kashmiris by use of excessive force.

On the occasion, protesters raised slogans against use of pellet guns, pepper gas and teargas shelling. Untoo appealed to all freedom-loving people, lawyers, students and intellectual class to support the campaign against use of lethal weapons. APHC leader Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi also participated in the protest.

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