Mirwaiz demands immediate ban on use of pellet guns
Srinagar, Dec 12: Demanding immediate ban on use of pellet guns, All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said Kashmir is the only place in the world where lethal pellets are used against a populance with impunity as a means of repression and dealing with civilian protests.
In a statement issued here, Mirwaiz said, “It seems that GOI does not want to resolve the Kashmir dispute, but instead wants to exert forced control over the people and its territory by using its forces armed with special powers exempting them from any accountability and prosecution.”
He added that the consequence of this is that today our toddlers are also not safe in their mothers lap as was seen in the case of 18 month-old baby Hiba Jan who was showered with pellets at her home and today doctors are struggling to save her badly perforated eye.
Mirwaiz who visited the SMHS hospital to see toddler Hiba, was deeply pained to see her in such condition and expressed solidarity with her distraught parents praying for the little girl’s speedy recovery
Hiba- a victim of pellet horror underwent a second eye-surgery in just a five days.
Mirwaiz told her parents that entire Kashmiri nation was praying for the speedy recovery of their daughter.
It was an emotionally charged moment in the hospital when Mirwaiz said that such inhuman act of violence inflicted upon an infants will break the heart of any person having a heart and he was no exception.
Mirwaiz said that little Hiba who is “writhing in pain” stands an eye-opener for the entire international community.
Mirwaiz asked GOI to immediately stop the use of this tyrannical and most cruel use of pellet guns. Mirwaiz also urged the international community to take strong note of the use of pellets on Kashmiri people being used as a means of repression and take steps in ensuring the use of pellets is banned in Valley.