Pellet injuries continue on day 109 of siege in Kashmir

Pelletinjuries to eye (Greater Kashmir) Oct 25 2016

Day 109 of the military siege in Kashmir: doctors at SMHS hospital in Srinagar say 523 of the 1,065 pellet victims with injuries to the eye, are below the age of 20; 101 are under the age of 15; & one little girl was 4.

These four young men, the most recent victims, are unable to see with their injured perforated eyes. According to them & the attendant of one of them, they were fired at without provocation: “A cavalcade of forces was returning from somewhere & when they saw people assembled, they fired pellets indiscriminately.”

These four youth come from poor families & now have to deal with recovery & loss or impairment of vision without sufficient rehab & social services.

End the occupation. Self-determination for Kashmir.

(Photo & info from Greater Kashmir)