Security action in Kashmir raises moral and legal questions on the use of non-lethal weapons such as pellet guns
Several violent protests have taken place in Kashmir following the killing of 22-year-old militant Burhan Wani last Friday. Mobs have attacked the security forces at many places. To disperse the mobs, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Jammu and Kashmir Police are using non-lethal weapons like pellet guns. These pellets can hit the eyes and are capable of blinding the victim for life. The count of people with eye injuries has mounted to—it is being reported by NDTV—more than 100. A team of eye specialists has rushed from New Delhi to Kashmir to help doctors in treating the growing number of patients.