Over 3000 Pellet Cartridges Fired by CRPF in Valley since July 9


The lethal pellet gun
The lethal pellet gun

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were using 14 types of “less lethal and nonlethal” munitions including Oleoresin grenades, pepper balls, stun grenades and electronic shells, to control crowds during the ongoing protests in Kashmir.

This was informed to the J&K High Court by the CRPF, in response to a PIL, which demanded the ban on the use of the controversial use of pellet guns in Kashmir.

The CRPF also told the court that it has fired over 3000 pellet cartridges in the valley ever since July 8.

One cartridge contains around 450 pellets, which means over 1.3 million pellets have been fired at protesters by the paramilitary forces.

The pellet guns which have injured over a hundred protesters in the valley have been under heavy criticism ever since. Rights groups including Amnesty International had called for a ban on the use of the pellets against protesters.

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