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MHA Sets Up TVSN Prasad Committee to Explore Possible Alternatives to Pellet Guns in Kashmir [ Current News (Concise) - ]

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Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has setup a seven-member committee for discovering the other possible alternatives to pellet guns as non-lethal guns. Committee will be headed by Joint Secretary of MHA TVSN Prasad. It will submit its report within two months.

Image shows the to pellet guns in Kashmir

Image shows the to pellet guns in Kashmir

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Other members of the committee:

Other members of the committee

Other members of the committee

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Background:

  • An expert committee will be set up to recommend alternatives to pellet guns. Before Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had announced in Lok Sabha.
  • Pellet guns have been categorised as non-lethal weapon.
  • Gun in pellets are loaded with lead balls and once fired disperse into huge numbers.
  • They may not kill the person they hit but penetrates skin material and cause serious damages.
  • Since 2010 Pellet guns are being used in Kashmir to disperse and control crowd i. e as limitation to harmful elements.
  • The procedure of pellet guns is blamed for causing fatal injuries and blindness among protestors in Kashmir.

- Published on: July 27, 2016