Pellet guns blinded over 1,300 Kashmiris since 2016: report | Pakistan Today

Pellet guns blinded over 1,300 Kashmiris since 2016: report

ISLAMABAD: In Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK), the on-going use of the indiscriminate pellet guns have blinded 1,314 people since 2016, said a report.

According to a research paper in Global Journal of Medical Research, pellet injuries in eyes cause serious visual decline due to vitreous haemorrhage, cataract and retinal detachment. A study carried out by doctors from an eye hospital in Amritsar stated that the chances of regaining normal vision in a pellet victim eye were minimal.

The so-called ‘non-lethal’ weapon has also caused deaths since it was introduced in the territory during the public uprising of 2010.



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