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HC rejects plea seeking ban on use of pellet guns

A division bench comprising justices Ali Mohammad Magrey and Dhiraj Singh Thakur dismissed the plea filed by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association (JKHCBA) in 2016.
The plea also sought the prosecution of security forces for using pellet guns on protesters and non-protesters.(AP Photo)
The plea also sought the prosecution of security forces for using pellet guns on protesters and non-protesters.(AP Photo)
Updated on Mar 12, 2020 02:51 AM IST
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Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain

Srinagar teen seeks Mumbai doctors’ help to restore vision

Abid Gulzar was on his way back home from coaching classes in Srinagar on March 19, when pellets pierced his left eye
Abid Gulzar (centre) lost vision in his left eye.(HT Photo)
Abid Gulzar (centre) lost vision in his left eye.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 03, 2019 12:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Aayushi Pratap, Mumbai

HT photographer among four hit by pellets in Shopian

Waseem Andrabi and three others were hit by pellets after police and the CRPF fired on locals during a clash in Shopian,
File photo of Kashmiri protesters clashing with paramilitary troopers in Srinagar.(AP)
File photo of Kashmiri protesters clashing with paramilitary troopers in Srinagar.(AP)
Updated on Jan 22, 2019 02:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent

Chilli bombs to tear gas, CRPF looks at alternatives to pellet guns in Kashmir

Officials say much-maligned pellet guns will give way to chilli bombs and ‘soft-nosed’ tear gas shells to avoid collateral losses during paramilitary action. CRPF personnel in the Valley, however, seem to have reservations about the new plan.
Many across the Valley, including girl students, took to pelting security personnel with stones after the encounter killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani in 2016.(PTI File)
Many across the Valley, including girl students, took to pelting security personnel with stones after the encounter killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani in 2016.(PTI File)
Updated on Apr 25, 2018 02:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Azaan Javaid
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