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12 Year Old Junaid Pelleted to Death – Family Questions the Role of Media and Administration

Written by Sajad Rasool

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Text By: Sajad Rasool

In October 2016, Junaid Ahmad Akhoon, a class 7th student was hit by over 100 pellets fired by forces when he was coming inside his home. Family questions doctors for misleading them and blames media for biased reporting of the incident. Junaid became 94th victim during the 2016 mass uprising which erupted against the killing of Burhan Wani a local rebel commander.

The use of pellet guns has been widely condemned by human rights groups, media and international community. Indian Foreign Minister had promised to stop use of these guns which proved to be fatal while dealing with protesters but still the use of guns is going on.
the funeral of Junaid which was being carried to a local graveyard was also fired upon in which dozens of people were injured.

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Sajad Rasool

Sajad Rasool manages Kashmir Unheard. He works as a Producer and Editor

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