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Mass Disabilities as a Result Pellet Guns in (IOK) Indian Administered Kashmir-An Opinion Paper

  • Open or Close Navshad Ahmad Wani*

    Department of Psychology, Government Degree College Baramulla, India

    *Corresponding author: Navshad Ahmad Wani, PhD, Head, Department Post Graduate, Department of Psychology, Government Degree College Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Submission: July 02, 2018;Published: July 10, 2018

Volume1 Issue4
July 2018


The horror of pellet guns in the Indian Administered Kashmir from 2016 in mass people uprising has rendered a huge population blinded both partially and completely. The independent sources put forth a figure of 800 to 1200 completely blinded and around 10000 people partially blinded in such mass usage of pellet guns in the widespread unrest of Kashmir valley. The use of deadly pellet guns in addition to tear smoke shells and other riot control measures by Indian forces have proven very fatal in the sociopolitical context of Indian Administered Kashmir because of its large scale psychological significance in the context of disability studies. The affected people are mostly young boys and girls who are participants of street protests. The protests are being witnessed in IAK-Indian Administered Kashmir since the mass armed uprising started in 1989 with the outbreak of violent militancy yet the use of pellets is a new phenomenon.

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