Kashmir: Exploring Options Instead of Pellet Guns, Centre Tells SC

Ganie was immediately taken to Mattan hospital after being fired at, where he was declared brought dead.
  • The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court it was exploring a crowd control option that is akin to rubber bullets, but not as lethal as pellet guns, that are being used as a last resort to quell violence in the Kashmir Valley.
  • The submission came after the apex court dubbed as "very important" the issues arising out of the use of pellet guns to deal with violent mobs in the Valley.
  • On Sunday, bypolls in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar turned bloody as at least eight youth were killed after security forces fired at demonstrating mobs at three places in central Budgam district of the Valley.

(With inputs from PTI.)

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