This is a very gruesome photo of a young Kashmiri girl hit with pellet munitions in the 2016 crackdown on protests. She was not a protester. Believe it or not, this is not the most gruesome photo of the hundreds of photos taken, mostly of young people whose lives are forever changed. Some images, some pellet injuries are unbearable to look at. Some will never recover from the injuries because the lead pellets cannot be removed from internal organs. Some will be blinded & disabled all their lives because they cannot afford the multiple surgeries required.

It’s important for us to post these images now to campaign against India’s use of pellet munitions on unarmed protesters. That is made imperative now that an Indian journalist reports hospitals in Kashmir are forced to turn away pellet injury victims so the casualty rates won’t be recorded to make the Indian Army look bad.