Pellet Guns Rob 2 Youth of Eyesight This Year

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Srinagar: Government Monday claimed that during the current year, only three persons sustained pellet injuries during various protest marches in Kashmir Valley. 

Two out of three injured youth according to the State Home Department have lost eye sight and are undergoing treatment.

    In a written reply to the question raised by National Conference legislator from Habbakadal Constituency Shamima Firdous in Legislative Assembly seeking the number of persons injured due to the pallet gun firing in various clashes in Valley during 2015 resulting in loss of their eye sight, the Minister for Home said that, “as per reports furnished by the police headquarters, one boy has sustained pellet injury in police action in the month of May at Palhalan, resulting in impaired eye sight for which he is undergoing treatment.”

     The Minister further stated that 2 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. 

 

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