Doctors in Kashmir suspect something else in pellets
ISLAMABAD (APP): Doctors,in occupied Kashmir who are unsatisfied with the ambiguous report compiled by the Ophthalmology Pathologists in India, suspect something else about the pellet shots causing 'eye insides' to turn into a charcoal-like substance.
According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), doctors at SMHS Hospital in Srinagar as well as outside the Valley are still unsure of what caused the pellet-hit eyes to burn and crumple from inside after the injury.
Although samples from the pellet injured eyes were sent to pathologists for examination three months ago, the doctors who had requested the analysis said that the reports were ambiguous and inconclusive.
Over 100 civilians have been killed by Indian armed forces, about 15,000 injured and over 10,000 arrested during the past five months in occupied Kashmir in order to quell the indigenous pro-freedom uprising triggered by killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Burhan Wani, on July 8. About 1,500 civilians among the injured have been either fully or partially blinded by pellet guns used by the occupation forces on the protesters.
Dr Natarajan, who has operated hundreds of pellet hit eyes in Srinagar's SMHS hospital, said that the report did not mention metal part anywhere. He added that the pathologists had done the histopathology only and the chemical composition of pellets could not be ascertained from that.
Doctors said that it was a known thing that pellets, when fired, have a high velocity which turns into heat when inside the body. This velocity, they said, could be lethal for delicate tissues like eyes. "These pellets enter the body with a high velocity and have a high mechanical energy which turns into lethal heat energy inside the eye," a doctor said.