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Pellet gun usage in IIOJ&K constitutes a war crime: Analysts
September 19, 2020

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, political analysts, Kashmir watchers and observers have said that the ongoing use of pellet firing shotguns by Indian troops in the territory constitutes a war crime.

Talking to the KMS over phone from Srinagar while seeking anonymity due to reprisal from the Indian authorities, they said that the people of IIOJK are not just symbols of injustice; they are also living in terrible pain.  

They said the Kashmiri people also have rights under international law but their rights are being consistently violated by the Indian regime.

They said, as far as international law is concerned, the position is very simple as there is no legal regime which permits a state to routinely disperse crowds of civilians by firing shotguns at them.