Security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir say they will continue to use pellet guns against protesters.

More than a thousand people suffered permanent eye damage and many were blinded by pellet guns during protests last year.

Doctors say they have treated between 30 and 40 patients for pellet-gun injuries since the end of March this year.

Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports from Srinagar, the capital of Indian-administered Kashmir.

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