New Delhi: After a bevy of social media posts and pictures from Kashmir showed protesters lethality blinded with the use of pellet guns by the Army, Home Minister Rajnath Singh exclaimed that the party will discuss about safer alternatives to quell the protests.
“We will form a committee of experts. I will see to it what non-lethal alternatives we can bring in place of pellet guns. It will give report in two months,” said the Home Minister.
Rajnath Singh said that the use of pellet guns had resulted in the death of one individual and debilitating eye injury for fifty-three others.
Kashmir has been witnessing violent upheaval after Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter by the Indian security forces. The death toll in Kashmir has risen to 43, one of its worst cases of civilian casualties in past ten years.