'Tear gas, pepper cause inconvenience to patients'
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Dec 2: The inhabitants of Shahr-e-Khas today urged the police to stop using pepper guns against the protesting youth as it was, according to them causing, huge inconvenience to the patients.
Reports said that in the afternoon, youth took to streets at Nowhatta and Saraf Kadal-Nawa Kadal to lodge protest against the arrests made by police last week.
As soon as youth appeared on roads, police and CRPF men dispersed them by firing teargas, pepper guns and lathi charge. However, the youth got dispersed in small batches and fought pitched battle.
Locals alleged that Police and CRPF entered into the interiors of the area and fired teargas and pepper to disperse the youth which caused immense problem for them, especially the patients.
“Teargas and peppers should be used in emergency situations,” locals said. “My father is an asthma patient and is feeling breathlessness due to teargas and pepper. Police should deal with the situation with some other methods,” a local added.
They also alleged that after the protests, police usually thrash the civilians.
Inspector General of Police, S M Sahai told Greater Kashmir that they had to fire teargas and pepper guns to tackle law and order situation.
“The residents should prevent their children from throwing stones on Police. Why don’t they stop them,” he said.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 2 Dec 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 2 Dec 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 3 Dec 2011 00:00:00 IST
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