Expressing its deep concern over the multiple pellet injuries in head, face and eyes of the Palhallan teenager Hamid Nazir, Hurriyat Conference (G) Sunday said that despite severe criticism by human rights organizations, police continue to use lethal weapons against the public.
"Due to use of lethal weapons, many innocent lives have been lost and hundreds of youths rendered inoperative. It is a serious human issue and the use of these kinds of weapons against the common people is a serious war crime," Hurriyat (G) spokesman said in a statement today.
"Hurriyat Conference equally shares the pain and grief of the parents of the injured youth and all its sympathies are with them. Hurriyat conference took strong notice of this process and will do everything to highlight this issue," the spokesman said.
"In modern times, many safe methods of controlling the protest demonstrations are being used. The use of pellet gun has been rejected everywhere and it had been termed as deadly weapon," the spokesman said and appealed to the world bodies to come forward to protect the lives of Kashmiri people.