Dozens injured as pellets fired into Kulgam rally

Dozens injured as pellets fired into Kulgam rally

The action came as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the government has given PAVA shells as an alternative to pellet guns.

Dozens of persons were injured on Monday after forces fired pellets into a rally in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

The action came as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the government has given PAVA shells as an alternative to pellet guns.

Witnesses and reports said that forces ransacked the venue, barged into the houses in Zonglipora village during an overnight raid where they vandalized the property and thrashed the inmates.

“When we tried to take out the rally, the forces fired pellets to foil it,” said a local.

He said that dozens of people were hit by pellets.