On 22nd March, a freelance journalist, Irfan Mehraj, in Indian-occupied Kashmir was arrested by the…
Following the Israeli Playbook, India improves its technology of surveillance and oppression
On the same day, in a report by Press Trust of India, a senior officer of Indian occupation forces announced that a tear gas shell-dropping drone system has been developed by them that can be used by police for “controlling protesters and rioters”. He said the “drone tear smoke launcher” can be used for launching these shells from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone and it “will be a potential force multiplier for the security forces working in the law-and-order management domain”. Such technology, along with pellet-guns otherwise used to hunt animals, have been deployed by the Indian authorities in Kashmir against peaceful protests demanding right to self-determination and end to human rights violations. They have resulted in numerous deaths and injuries, including minors.