New Delhi: To show the dark reality of the use of pellet guns by paramilitary forces in the Valley, a Pakistan-based welfare society known as — ‘Never Forget Pakistan’ —has started a graphic online campaign called “What if you knew the victim?.”
The campaign portrays Indian politicians and Bollywood celebrities questioning their silence on the Kashmir issue.
Each photo-shopped images of the celebrities are marked with pellet injuries and a story for the celebrity purportedly written by a real victim who actually suffered by the rubber pellets.
The 11 celebrities include Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Aishwarya Rai, Saif Ali Khan,Hrithik Roshan and Alia Bhatt Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress party’s President Sonia Gandhi, Captain of the Indian test-cricket team Virat Kohli and even Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
According to their Facebook page, “This campaign is designed to highlight the atrocities and abuses carried out by the Indian Armed forces and Police who enjoy complete immunity under the Armed Forced Special Powers Act which has made a mockery of India’s claim to be a secular democracy.”
Hundreds of people in the Kashmir valley lose their eyesight entirely after the use of the pellet gun what India describes as a “non-lethal” weapon. In spite of all these atrocities, the Indian Army on Tuesday backed CRPF pellet guns saying the guns were the ‘least lethal’ option of controlling the mob.