Condemning the unabated use” of pellet and pepper guns on people of Kashmir, PDP lawmakers on Sunday demanded ban the weapons. They demanded that the injured in the Shopian pellet firing should be evacuated out of state for medical treatment.
Disrupting the Question Hour in the state assembly, Ms Mehbooba Mufti alleged the state government was using pellet guns and pepper guns against civilian protestors as a policy. Its use, she said, has caused loss and impairment of vision to scores in Kashmir and people had to pay heavily for medical treatment.
“These poor families have to take their children, who have become victims of pellet guns and pepper guns used by the security forces, to Amritsar and other places outside the state for treatment” she said. “These children belong to poor families who cannot afford costly treatment.”
Ms Mufti demanded an immediate stop to the use of such weapons against civilian protestors. Besides, she demanded financial assistance from the state government to the victims