Chairman Kashmir Policy & Strategy Group Ashok Bhan has asked the visiting All Party Delegation to Kashmir headed by Home Minister to urge the forces to forthwith stop usage of pellets as the crowd dispersal means.
"Pellets have injured thousands and almost 100 people have lost their eyesight including the four and five year-old boys and girls. Use of pellets result in loss of eyesight…it is blatant violation of human rights," Bhan said in a statement.
"Parliamentary delegation in order to set right the unrest, shall have to acknowledge the political nature of the Kashmir imbroglio and address the political aspirations of the people of Kashmir along with that of Jammu and Ladakh regions. The continued unrest, violence and the death and destruction being suffered by the common people has brought Kashmir on the edge and the Parliamentarians have to rise above partisan party politics to help resolution of the imbroglio through democratic means," he said.
"Kashmir has been on burn for more than 27 years. Tens of thousands of people, from young to soldiers lost their lives and population of Kashmiri Pandits exiled. It is the time for a holistic political process to kick in, drawing from past efforts and adopting best practices from around the world on resolving such unrest," Bhan added.