Kashmir

Human shields & pellet guns

Print edition : July 21, 2017

Video grab of Farooq Ahmad Dar being used as a human shield by the Army on April 9.

A pellet victim being treated at the SMHS hospital in Srinagar on September 06, 2016. Photo: Nissar Ahmad

Lt. Gen. (retd) H.S. Panag. He criticised the use of human shields. Photo: Akhilesh Kumar

The funeral procession of a militant in Awantipora om Pulwama district south Kashmir on June 22. Photo: NISSAR AHMAD

It is a particular outlook that shuns conciliation in and on Kashmir, resolves to “settle” the matter by brute force condoning pellet guns and hostage-taking, and launches a fight to the finish, leaving the Army free to act “helter-skelter”.

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