Supreme Court today asked the Centre to consider alternates to pellet guns to disperse mobs in Jammu and Kashmir. The suggestion comes in the wake of reports over eye damage caused by pellet guns to youths and others during protests in the Kashmir Valley.
The apex court was hearing a plea filed by Kashmir High Court Bar Association which sought directions for use of pellet guns in the valley.
Earlier, the Supreme Court in its order said pellet guns should not be used to control street protests in Jammu and Kashmir and be resorted to only after “proper application of mind” by the authorities.
It had asked the Union and the Jammu and Kashmir governments to file a detailed reply and a copy of the report of the Expert Committee constituted to explore other alternatives to pellet guns.