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Added on : 2019-04-18 07:00:28

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti has accused the armed forces of using “chemicals” in Kashmir for “disfiguring” bodies of militants after encounters. 

Mufti said this while talking to reporters on the side-lines of a campaign rally in south Kashmir’s Shangus area. 

“Every human, even a militant deserves dignity after death. Armed forces use of chemicals in encounters disfiguring their bodies is inhuman. Imagine the emotions that’ll overcome a boy who sees his brother’s mutilated charred body. Would you be surprised if he picked up a gun?” Mehbooba tweeted soon after the interaction.

The forces in Kashmir have been accused of using chemicals a number of times but they have rejected the claims. 

As per Geneva Protocol use of chemicals in armed conflicts is prohibited. Srinagar-based Army spokesperson has not yet responded to the statement.

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