Tear gas in Kashmir: Not only for tears, corpses too

Tear gas in Kashmir: Not only for tears, corpses too

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The tear gas shell smoke, fired in the Srinagar during civilian protests after the hanging of Afzal Guru on 9 February 2013. Photograph by Shahid Tantray During the recent uprisings in the valley of Kashmir, one of the major tools used by the Jammu and Kashmir police and the Indian Paramilitary forces has been the tear gas shell. The tear gas shell is not an alien instrument: it has been used freely on peaceful protesters as well as stone throwers. There have been a large number of civilian killings, mostly teenagers, due to the tear gas shells. More than often,

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