Pellets injured 3 people in 2015: Government

Government Monday claimed that during the current year, three persons sustained pellet injuries during various protest demonstrations in Kashmir Valley.
Pellets injured 3 people in 2015: Government
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Government Monday claimed that during the current year, three persons sustained pellet injuries during various protest demonstrations in Kashmir Valley. Two out of the three injured youth, according to the State Home Department, have lost eyesight and are undergoing treatment.

In a written reply to the question raised by National Conference legislator from Habbakadal Constituency Shamima Firdous in Legislative Assembly, the Minister for Home said that, "as per reports furnished by the police headquarters, one boy has sustained pellet injury in police action in May at Palhalan, resulting in impaired eyesight for which he is undergoing treatment."

The Minister further stated that two persons have reportedly sustained injuries due to Pump Action Gun fire while police was handling an 'irate mob' at Kakapora Pulwama on 7 August 2015. "One of the injured persons has reportedly sustained injuries in his eyes and lost eyesight and he is undergoing treatment," the Chief Minister who is also the Home Minister, said.  (CNS)  
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