Abdullah scion seeks global attention on Kashmir

Boys are blinded by pellet guns, pepper gas : Nyla Ali Khan

Srinagar: Seeking intervention of international rights bodies into "worst form of human rights violations in Kashmir," the scion of Abdullah family and granddaughter of Sheikh Abdullah, Professor Nyla Alin Khan Tuesday castigated the state authorities for frequent use of pellets and pepper gas on unarmed and peaceful protesters. 

Nyla Ali Khan visited the house of Muhammad Sidique, a resident of Hakabazar Nowhatta locality in Srinagar city, who lost his vision after being hit by pellets during a protest march. Sidique according to locals had gone to market to fetch milk for his family.

Professor Nyla Ali Khan who is also a social worker said that she is shocked to see the condition of pellet victims in Kashmir. “So many people have lost eye sight due to pellets here while the frequent use of hazardous pepper gas has been taking toll on the health of people,” she said and appealed international community to take serious cognizance of the human rights violations committed by Indian police in Kashmir. 

She alleged that government agencies were using pepper gas and pellet guns without inhibition on “peaceful demonstrators.” Many youths across Kashmir have been “rendered blind” when their eyes were hit by pellets. The government’s description of pellet guns as “non-lethal weapons” is not true.

Nyla Khan assured the family of Muhammad Siddique of every possible help to restore the eye-sight of the victim through proper medication.(CNS) 

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