Kashmir All-Party Delegation, Led By Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Arrives In Srinagar

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday approved the use of chilli-based PAVA shells for crowd control measures in the Valley ahead of his visit to Kashmir for the all-party delegation meet, said PTI quoting official sources. The Home Minister cleared the file for use of Pelargonic Acid Vanillyl Amide (PAVA) also called Nonivamide as an alternative to the pellet guns, official sources said.
They said as many as 1000 shells would be reaching the Kashmir Valley tomorrow.
PAVA shells are non-lethal, which temporarily incapacitates the target and paralyses them for a few minutes. The shells actually contains an organic compound found in chillis.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday approved the use of chilli-based PAVA shells for crowd control measures in the Valley ahead of his visit to Kashmir for the all-party delegation meet, said PTI quoting official sources. The Home Minister cleared the file for use of Pelargonic Acid Vanillyl Amide (PAVA) also called Nonivamide as an alternative to the pellet guns, official sources said. They said as many as 1000 shells would be reaching the Kashmir Valley tomorrow. PAVA shells are non-lethal, which temporarily incapacitates the target and paralyses them for a few minutes. The shells actually contains an organic compound found in chillis.