“We want to stress that we are cleaning the camps, not clearing them. We do not support or endorse any ‘raids,’” the tribe clarified.
In the past five months more than 6,000 people, mostly young men, have been injured by shotgun pellets, including hundreds blinded in one or both eyes.
SRINAGAR, India — Indian authorities call the shotgun shells filled with hundreds of small metal pellets a "non-lethal" weapon for crowd control, but that does not make them harmless. They've inflicted a permanent toll on hundreds of Kashmiris hit by them. Their faces are scarred. Their eyes are damaged or simply gone, replaced