Youth injured in pellet gun firing in Srinagar

Youth injured in pellet gun firing in Srinagar

Srinagar: A youth was injured after cops fired pellet guns on demonstrartors, protesting against alleged desecration of Jamia Masjid in Old City area of Srinagar on Saturday.

Eyewitness told GNS that today afternoon a youth identified as Sahil Ahmad son of Zahoor Ahmad of Nowhatta was injured after cops fired pellet guns near the Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta to disperse the protestors.

“He received pellets all over his body and was shifted to SMHS,” an eyewitness said.

Recently a youth from Palhallan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district was seriously injured when police pierced his face with pellets at Palhallan following which calls for ban across the political spectrum went shriller.

Pertinently, State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has observed that law enforcing agencies were bound to strictly follow Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and adhere to the use of non-lethal methods of mob control in order to prevent casualties.

“It must be the endeavor of law enforcing agencies to use minimum force, which will not cause any casualties or serious injuries,” the Commission said. (GNS)

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