Home Minister Rajnath Singh Assures Of Alternative To Pellet Guns In Few Days

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4:53 pm 25 Aug, 2016


With thousands injured and many blinded in the valley after the use of pellet guns by forces, Home minister Rajnath Singh said an alternative will be proposed within a few days.

Singh told reporters that an expert committee has been set up to look for an alternative to pellet guns and it is expected to give its report in two-three days.

“It is just one month and report of that committee will come within two-three days. In 2010, it was said pellet gun is a non lethal weapon which can cause least damage but now we feel that there should be some alternate to this,” he said.

Further, the minister said that there is no future for India without Kashmir. He also invoked Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s policy of ‘Kashmiriyat, Insaniyat, and Jamhooriyat’.

He added that the government was ready for dialogue with anyone.


 Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh PTI

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh

Also, the Centre will set up a nodal agency for Kashmiris living outside the State.


“In case of any problem, they can contact it. I have appealed to people to treat Kashmiris like their brethren and instill confidence among Kashmiri students,” he said.

The Valley has been in unrest for 48 days after killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani on July 8.