Camillo Pasquarelli | THE VALLEY OF SHADOWS

The valley of Kashmir, a territory disputed by India and Pakistan since 1947, is one of the most militarized zones in the world. In 2010 the Indian government provided the security forces deployed in the state of Jammu and Kashmir with a new weapon. Shotgun shells fled with hundreds of small lead pellets are since then used to keep urban protests under control. Heavily used during the anti-indian uprising in 2016, according to Amnesty International, the new weapon is responsible for blinding hundreds and killing dozens. Left partially or totally blind, victims speak of the darkness descended upon their lives. The only things left to see are the faint shadows that surround them.

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