Stop using ‘pellet guns’: Jammu & Kashmir High Court to govt
Srinagar: In view of Union home minister Rajnath Singh’s statement in Parliament, the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday said the government should disallow the use of pellet guns for controlling the crowds.
The home minister, in the Parliament, said an expert committee would be framed to seek substitutes to pellet guns. “The home minister’s statement should be a good enough reason for the government to forbid the security forces from using these guns against civilians,” said a division bench of the court while hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL).
- The court has directed the government to provide essential treatment to the people who have been injured in the ongoing unrest.
- “Make sure that the injured people get treated well and shift the patients requiring special medical attention out of the state,” said the court.