The collective 'Never Forget Pakistan' is trying to raise awareness of the dangers of the use of pellets by Indian army, on social media.
What if Big B, Shah Rukh, Hrithik were hit by pellets? Asks Kashmir campaign
28 Jul 2016 11:40 IST
Updated : 12:44 IST
The situation in Kashmir has been a grave concern in the recent past. The violent clashes between Kashmiris and the Indian Army are refusing to die down. The biggest criticism the Indian Army is facing these days from the Kashmiris is the use of pellet guns. The wounds inflicted by the pallets leave the victims seriously wounded and can also result in blindness if it hits the eye.
In order to bring attention to the atrocities born out of the pellets, Never Forget Pakistan, a collective of citizens who have come together for the advancement of the counter narrative to extremism and terrorism in Pakistan, has launched the #IndiaCantSee campaign, which uses graphic photoshopped images of the faces of Hindi film personalities and famous politicians hit by pallet bullets.
The campaign refers to the use of pellet guns, also known as air guns, by Indian authorities, in response to the numerous and often violent demonstrations that followed Burhan Wani's (a leader of the Pro-Pakistani separatist group Hizubul Mujahideen - considered a terrorist group by India, the European Union and the United States).
As per their Facebook page, the motto behind the Pakistani group's campaign is to let people know how one feels if the victim is known to them. A caption on the album reads, “You know these faces. Does that make the tragedies more important? The stories in the letters are real. The names signed under the letter are real. Just the victim you see in the picture is not real. But do you care what is the profile of the victim for you to sympathise and empathise with them?”
It further says, “This campaign is not about jingoism. It is about trying to create empathy. We live in a sad world where we have to present genuine tragedies in a creative way just to make people pause and think for a moment.”
In India, the group is accused of pro-Pakistan bias.
What do you think about the use of film personalities for a campaign like this?