Ban pellet guns: Hashim Qureshi
Jammu Kashmir Democratic Party (DLP) chairman Hashim Qureshi today expressed grief and pain over the killing and wounding of innocent people, demanding immediate ban on the use of pellet guns.
"It is highly regrettable that the forces are using pellet guns to disperse the mobs which have snatched their eyesight and inflicted other eye ailments. Whether it is a punishment to Kashmirs to blind them because Mahatma Gandhi had seen a ray of light in Kashmir at a time when entire India was dragged to the violence and destruction. I express surprise whether the vast Indian establishment has no means other than firing straight at the mobs to disperse them Under recognized norms the forces, whenever permitted to fire, have to shoot at legs only but in the case of present and past experience, forces have been throwing these norms to winds and firing straight above the waist which means instant fatality. This has always been happening whenever there are demonstrations in Kashmir," Hashim Qureshi, said in a statement.
He demanded immediate ban on use of pellet and that all the victims of pellet guns be provided specialized treatment. He demanded compensation for the victims to the tune of Rs five lakhs.