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India: Stop Using Pellet-Firing Shotguns in Kashmir

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Click to expand Image An Indian police officer aims a shotgun at Kashmiri protesters throwing stones, in Srinagar, India, May 8, 2018. © 2018 AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan (New York) – The Indian authorities should prohibit security forces in Jammu and Kashmir from using shotguns firing metal pellets to disperse crowds, Human Rights Watch said today. Indian police and paramilitary forces fired shotguns as well as tear gas at a Shia Muslim procession in Srinagar on August 29, 2020, injuring dozens of people. The forces opened fire after marchers in Muharram defied orders to disperse under a Covid-19…

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