Using pellets in Kashmir is sensible, says VK Singh

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| Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 17:48
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Using pellets in Kashmir is sensible, Minister of State for External Affairs, VK Singh, pellet guns, former Indian Army chief, Kashmir Valley, Home Minister, Rajnath Singh

Pellet firings have caused at least six deaths including one on Saturday

Kolkata: Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh, also a former Indian Army chief, on Saturday described pellet firing as non-lethal and said it was a "sensible and well-thought" decision by the Union Home Ministry to use the weapon for controlling protesting mobs in the Kashmir Valley.
 
"Pellet firing is non-lethal. The Home Minister's (Rajnath Singh) decision was sensible and well-thought. People who come close to firing get injuries," the minister said on the sidelines of a seminar organised by the Federation of Association of Small Industries of India.
 
However, pellet firings have caused at least six deaths including one on Saturday when security forces fired at a protesting mob in a south Kashmir village. Hundreds of civilians, including minors, have lost their eyesight partially or fully after they wer hit by pellets in the restive valley.
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