In an act of remorseless criminality, the J&K High Court, for a second time, refused to ban the use of pellet guns against unarmed protesters in Kashmir. The damage pellet munitions have done to thousands of young & old protesters & those in the vicinity of protests includes killing, disfiguring, blinding, disabling, causing lifelong pain & health problems from lead pellets embedded in internal organs. They are a genocidal weapon used to inflict maximum harm, especially on young people.

The struggle to end the use of pellet munitions in Kashmir is an international issue because what India does in Kashmir will not stay in Kashmir. Other repressive regimes will slowly begin to introduce pellet guns against protesters as India has regularized their use in Kashmir & as Israel has regularized the use of snipers against unarmed Palestinian protesters.