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Kashmir High Court Bar Association seeks ban on use of pellet guns

KHCBA has sought an urgent hearing on its petition seeking directions to put an end on use of bullets and pellet guns during law and order problems.

By: PTI | Srinagar |
Updated: July 31, 2016 2:34:58 pm
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Kashmir High Court Bar Association (KHCBA) has sought an urgent hearing on its petition seeking directions to put an end on use of bullets and pellet guns during law and order problems.

The Bar Association has moved a PIL before the High Court praying therein that the use of pellet guns be totally banned as a means of crowd control, the association said in a statement on Sunday.

“The Bar Association expects that the writ petition, being of emergent nature, will be ordered to be listed by the Chief Justice on Monday itself and necessary orders as solicited therein will be passed by the Court,” it added.

The lawyers’ body demanded that the officers, who took the decision of using the pellet guns after July 8, be prosecuted and punished.

“Those who have suffered injuries due to the use of pellet guns, besides being paid the compensation, be also got treated by competent and well trained doctors in or outside the State at state expenses,” it said.

The Bar Association said it expects that the High Court will exercise its plenary power of safeguarding the rights and interests of the people and direct all the functionaries of the government to respect the dignity and the fundamental freedoms of the people”.

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