An X-ray of the skull of Aamir Kabir Begh, 21 shows clearly numerous pellets embedded in his skull, the assault resulted in him losing total sight. He  was shot at on the evening of September 18, 2010 at close quarters while returning from the district hospital, Baramullah in Kashmir resulting in total loss of vision in both eyes. He was perhaps one of the first casualties in a series of blinding cases after the introduction of the pellet gun for crowd control in Jammu and Kashmir.
       
     
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  Tariq Ahmed Gojri was only 15 when he was shot at with a tear gas shell right outside his home in Baramullah, where he lay for the next five hours bleeding while security forces did not let his family members evacuate him, his mother was fired at when she tried to pull him in. The excessive bleeding resulted in the total loss of vision in his right eye.
       
     
  Aadil(name changed), from Gojwana in Srinagar, Kashmir was shot at and lost complete vision in his right eye during protests post the Afzal Guru hanging in February 2013. He wants to keep his identity secret for fear of harassment of him and his family by the security forces in Kashmir.
       
     
  Faizan Ashraf Tantray, 18, and a Grade 10, commerce student, was injured Feburary 2011 as he and his two friends sat around chatting in the old town, Baramullah, Kashmir. He suffered 70 percent loss in vision in his left eye.
       
     
  Faizan Ashraf Tantray, 18, and a Grade 10, commerce student, looks towards an uncertain future. He was injured in Feburary 2011 as he and his two friends sat around chatting in old town, Baramullah, Kashmir. He suffered 70 percent loss in vision in his left eye.
       
     
 Aqib Bashir Bhat, only 15 and a grade 9 student lost complete vision in his left eye when he was shot at in February, 2013, while trying to bring his father and workers tea and food at their apple orchard in Kashmir's Palhallan, Baramullah District.
       
     
  A haunting X-ray of one of the victims' skull embedded with pellets.
       
     
  Aamir Kabir Beigh, 21 was shot at on the evening of September 18, 2010 at close quarters while returning from the district hospital, Baramullah in Kashmir resulting in total loss of vision in both eyes. He was perhaps one of the first casualties in a series of blinding cases after the introduction of the pellet gun for crowd control in Kashmir.
       
     
  An older photograph of Aamir Kabir Beigh at his house in Old Town Baramullah, before he lost total vision in both his eyes.
       
     
  The X-ray of one of the victims of the pellet gun used for crowd control with pellets still embedded inside. The pellets that cannot be removed at once, travel inside their bodies and may cause further body damage to the victims. 
       
     
  Weighed down by his injury, Tariq Ahmed Gojri, sits at home. He was only 15 when he was shot at with a tear gas shell right outside his home in Baramullah, where he lay for the next five hours bleeding.
       
     
  A profile of   Tariq Ahmed Gojri, shows the heavy damage to his eye. He   was only 15 when he was shot at with a tear gas shell right outside his home in Baramullah, where he lay for the next five hours bleeding.
       
     
  An X-ray of Ishfaq Ahmed Tantray's back reveals the numerous pellets still embedded in his body.
       
     
  Aamir Ashraf Hajam, 22, the son of a barber from old Baramullah, was returning from Economics tuition in 2010, when he was shot at, five surgeries on his right eye could not help save his vision.
       
     
  Aamir Ashraf Hajam, 22, looks towards an uncertain and dark future. In 2010, he was shot at as he returned from a tuition.
       
     
  Aqib Ahmed Wani, 19, a Grade Ten dropout and the son of a fruit vendor was part of a protest in October, 2010 which was headed to one of the many bridges that connect old and new Baramullah town in Kashmir, when he was shot at from the the side of a covered armoured security forces vehicle. He has lost complete vision in his right eye. Multiple surgeries over the many years since have not helped.
       
     
 An X-ray of the skull of Aamir Kabir Begh, 21 shows clearly numerous pellets embedded in his skull, the assault resulted in him losing total sight. He  was shot at on the evening of September 18, 2010 at close quarters while returning from the district hospital, Baramullah in Kashmir resulting in total loss of vision in both eyes. He was perhaps one of the first casualties in a series of blinding cases after the introduction of the pellet gun for crowd control in Jammu and Kashmir.
       
     

An X-ray of the skull of Aamir Kabir Begh, 21 shows clearly numerous pellets embedded in his skull, the assault resulted in him losing total sight. He was shot at on the evening of September 18, 2010 at close quarters while returning from the district hospital, Baramullah in Kashmir resulting in total loss of vision in both eyes. He was perhaps one of the first casualties in a series of blinding cases after the introduction of the pellet gun for crowd control in Jammu and Kashmir.

kashmir blindings-title.jpg
       
     
  Tariq Ahmed Gojri was only 15 when he was shot at with a tear gas shell right outside his home in Baramullah, where he lay for the next five hours bleeding while security forces did not let his family members evacuate him, his mother was fired at when she tried to pull him in. The excessive bleeding resulted in the total loss of vision in his right eye.
       
     

Tariq Ahmed Gojri was only 15 when he was shot at with a tear gas shell right outside his home in Baramullah, where he lay for the next five hours bleeding while security forces did not let his family members evacuate him, his mother was fired at when she tried to pull him in. The excessive bleeding resulted in the total loss of vision in his right eye.

  Aadil(name changed), from Gojwana in Srinagar, Kashmir was shot at and lost complete vision in his right eye during protests post the Afzal Guru hanging in February 2013. He wants to keep his identity secret for fear of harassment of him and his family by the security forces in Kashmir.
       
     

Aadil(name changed), from Gojwana in Srinagar, Kashmir was shot at and lost complete vision in his right eye during protests post the Afzal Guru hanging in February 2013. He wants to keep his identity secret for fear of harassment of him and his family by the security forces in Kashmir.

  Faizan Ashraf Tantray, 18, and a Grade 10, commerce student, was injured Feburary 2011 as he and his two friends sat around chatting in the old town, Baramullah, Kashmir. He suffered 70 percent loss in vision in his left eye.
       
     

Faizan Ashraf Tantray, 18, and a Grade 10, commerce student, was injured Feburary 2011 as he and his two friends sat around chatting in the old town, Baramullah, Kashmir. He suffered 70 percent loss in vision in his left eye.

  Faizan Ashraf Tantray, 18, and a Grade 10, commerce student, looks towards an uncertain future. He was injured in Feburary 2011 as he and his two friends sat around chatting in old town, Baramullah, Kashmir. He suffered 70 percent loss in vision in his left eye.
       
     

Faizan Ashraf Tantray, 18, and a Grade 10, commerce student, looks towards an uncertain future. He was injured in Feburary 2011 as he and his two friends sat around chatting in old town, Baramullah, Kashmir. He suffered 70 percent loss in vision in his left eye.

 Aqib Bashir Bhat, only 15 and a grade 9 student lost complete vision in his left eye when he was shot at in February, 2013, while trying to bring his father and workers tea and food at their apple orchard in Kashmir's Palhallan, Baramullah District.
       
     

Aqib Bashir Bhat, only 15 and a grade 9 student lost complete vision in his left eye when he was shot at in February, 2013, while trying to bring his father and workers tea and food at their apple orchard in Kashmir's Palhallan, Baramullah District.

  A haunting X-ray of one of the victims' skull embedded with pellets.
       
     

A haunting X-ray of one of the victims' skull embedded with pellets.

  Aamir Kabir Beigh, 21 was shot at on the evening of September 18, 2010 at close quarters while returning from the district hospital, Baramullah in Kashmir resulting in total loss of vision in both eyes. He was perhaps one of the first casualties in a series of blinding cases after the introduction of the pellet gun for crowd control in Kashmir.
       
     

Aamir Kabir Beigh, 21 was shot at on the evening of September 18, 2010 at close quarters while returning from the district hospital, Baramullah in Kashmir resulting in total loss of vision in both eyes. He was perhaps one of the first casualties in a series of blinding cases after the introduction of the pellet gun for crowd control in Kashmir.

  An older photograph of Aamir Kabir Beigh at his house in Old Town Baramullah, before he lost total vision in both his eyes.
       
     

An older photograph of Aamir Kabir Beigh at his house in Old Town Baramullah, before he lost total vision in both his eyes.

  The X-ray of one of the victims of the pellet gun used for crowd control with pellets still embedded inside. The pellets that cannot be removed at once, travel inside their bodies and may cause further body damage to the victims. 
       
     

The X-ray of one of the victims of the pellet gun used for crowd control with pellets still embedded inside. The pellets that cannot be removed at once, travel inside their bodies and may cause further body damage to the victims. 

  Weighed down by his injury, Tariq Ahmed Gojri, sits at home. He was only 15 when he was shot at with a tear gas shell right outside his home in Baramullah, where he lay for the next five hours bleeding.
       
     

Weighed down by his injury, Tariq Ahmed Gojri, sits at home. He was only 15 when he was shot at with a tear gas shell right outside his home in Baramullah, where he lay for the next five hours bleeding.

  A profile of   Tariq Ahmed Gojri, shows the heavy damage to his eye. He   was only 15 when he was shot at with a tear gas shell right outside his home in Baramullah, where he lay for the next five hours bleeding.
       
     

A profile of Tariq Ahmed Gojri, shows the heavy damage to his eye. He was only 15 when he was shot at with a tear gas shell right outside his home in Baramullah, where he lay for the next five hours bleeding.

  An X-ray of Ishfaq Ahmed Tantray's back reveals the numerous pellets still embedded in his body.
       
     

An X-ray of Ishfaq Ahmed Tantray's back reveals the numerous pellets still embedded in his body.

  Aamir Ashraf Hajam, 22, the son of a barber from old Baramullah, was returning from Economics tuition in 2010, when he was shot at, five surgeries on his right eye could not help save his vision.
       
     

Aamir Ashraf Hajam, 22, the son of a barber from old Baramullah, was returning from Economics tuition in 2010, when he was shot at, five surgeries on his right eye could not help save his vision.

  Aamir Ashraf Hajam, 22, looks towards an uncertain and dark future. In 2010, he was shot at as he returned from a tuition.
       
     

Aamir Ashraf Hajam, 22, looks towards an uncertain and dark future. In 2010, he was shot at as he returned from a tuition.

  Aqib Ahmed Wani, 19, a Grade Ten dropout and the son of a fruit vendor was part of a protest in October, 2010 which was headed to one of the many bridges that connect old and new Baramullah town in Kashmir, when he was shot at from the the side of a covered armoured security forces vehicle. He has lost complete vision in his right eye. Multiple surgeries over the many years since have not helped.
       
     

Aqib Ahmed Wani, 19, a Grade Ten dropout and the son of a fruit vendor was part of a protest in October, 2010 which was headed to one of the many bridges that connect old and new Baramullah town in Kashmir, when he was shot at from the the side of a covered armoured security forces vehicle. He has lost complete vision in his right eye. Multiple surgeries over the many years since have not helped.