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International rights watchdog Amnesty International on Thursday said the Jammu and Kashmir government must prohibit the use of pellet firing shotguns during policing of demonstrations. In a statement, Amnesty said: “Jammu and Kashmir authorities must prohibit the use of pellet-firing shotguns in policing demonstrations, as they are inherently inaccurate and indiscriminate. “Police in the state have used pellet shotguns for a number of years. Several cases have been reported of people suffering serious injuries, particularly eye injuries, as a result. “Recently, on May 21, 2015, 16-year-old Hamid Nazir Bhat was shot by police firing a pellet gun in Palhalan, Jammu

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