Use of pellet guns only exacerbates situation on ground: Mirwaiz

Use of pellet guns only exacerbates situation on ground: Mirwaiz

Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday saidthe use of pellet guns only exacerbates the situation on ground.

"Human rights abuses, including the use of pellet guns onlyexacerbates the situation on ground rather than improving it," Mirwaiz said ina tweet.

Earlier today, the security forces used pellet shot guns inKulgam district in south Kashmir to disperse the protesters, leaving 60injured.

The clashes had erupted in Tazipora-Mohammad pora village ofthe district following a gunfight between militants and the security forces.

Mirwaiz also condemned the use of pellet shot guns in theholy month Ramadhan.

"Use of brute force and pellet guns against civilianscontinues unabated even during holy month of #Ramadan especially in#SouthKashmir causing grievous injuries and even fatalities," Mirwaiz in aseries of tweets said.

He also said that Kashmir issue can only be resolvedpolitically and not militaristically.

"Peoples aspirations regarding resolution of Kashmir disputecan only be addressed politically and not through force," Mirwaiz said.

Meanwhile, the security forces called off the anti-militantoperation in Kulgam as no militant body was recovered from the debris of ahouse brought down during the gunfight.

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