Uprising in Kashmir 'If We Protest, the Soldiers Will Shoot at Us'

The killing by Indian security forces of a 15-year-old boy in Kashmir has become a rallying point for human rights groups over India's controversial use of pellet guns. The recent death is only the latest in a long-brewing independence battle in the contested region.
Von Fahad Shah
Abdul Salaam Sheikh at his home in Kashmir. His 15-year-old son was killed during a revolt against the Indian government in Jammu and Kashmir.

Abdul Salaam Sheikh at his home in Kashmir. His 15-year-old son was killed during a revolt against the Indian government in Jammu and Kashmir.

Foto: Camillo Pasquarelli
Photo Gallery: The Kashmir Rebels' Rage
Foto: Dar Yasin/ AP
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Photo Gallery: The Kashmir Rebels' Rage

A wounded Kashmiri in Srinagar

A wounded Kashmiri in Srinagar

Foto: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/ AFP
Foto: DER SPIEGEL
An injured teenager at a hospital who was struck by pellets.

An injured teenager at a hospital who was struck by pellets.

Foto: Camillo Pasquarelli
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