Back
Home » News
  •  
    Filmi Bollywood
    • Sara Ali Khan DEEPLY Wished Kareena Kapoor To Be Her Stepmom?
    • Rocketry: The Nambi Effect: R Madhavan's Drastic Transformation Will Leave Your Jaw Dropped!
    • RSVP's 'Sonchiriya' To Release On 1st March 2019!
    • Shahrukh Khan's Son Aryan Khan's Facebook Account Hacked
    • Kangana Ranaut Defends Rani Mukerji's #MeToo Comments; Calls Her An Epitome Of Women Empowerment
    • Amitabh Bachchan: Without Balasaheb Thackeray, I Would Not Have Been Alive Today
    • Aditya Pancholi Charged For Allegedly Abusing & Threatening To Kill A Car Mechanic!
    • NEPOTISM! Amrita Rao Reveals How She Was Once Replaced By A Star-kid In A Very UNDIGNIFIED Manner
    • Rishi Kapoor- Neetu Kapoor's 39th Wedding Anniversary: Daughter Riddhima Pens A Heartfelt Note!
    • Shahid Kapoor REGRETS Doing THIS Film & Wishes He Hadn't Signed It At All
    • #MeToo: Vikram Bhatt On Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Rajkumar Hirani
    • HORRIFYING! Kangana Ranaut Reveals She Was Pinched On Her B*tt In The Middle Of A Group
    • Photograph Teaser Poster: Nawazuddin Siddiqui- Sanya Malhotra Walk Together On A Lonely Street
    • Gully Boy Song 'Mere Gully Mein': Ranveer Singh Raps Like A Pro Once Again In This Catchy Song!
    • Shahrukh Khan's Don 3 Finally Gets A Title But There's A Twist!
    • Akshay Kumar And Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Good News Release Date Postponed; Find Out New Date!
J&K HC refuses to ban pellet guns, justifies use of 'force' in riot situations
India TV | 22nd Sep, 2016 12:24 PM

In a significant judgement amid an uproar on the use of pellet guns by security forces, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday refused to ban its use in violent situations.

“We are not inclined to prohibit the use of pellet guns in rare and extreme situations,” a division bench of chief justice N Paul Vasanthakumar and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey said.

The bench also observed that the use of “force” by security personnel was “inevitable” in riot situations.

“What kind of force should be used at a relevant point of time, or in a given situation/place, has to be decided by the people in charge of the place where the attack is happening,” the court said.

The central government is facing severe criticism for the use of pellet guns in Kashmir to control the unrest that erupted after the killing of Hizbul militant Burhan Wani by Indian security forces.

 

The court further said that it can't decide whether the use of force in Kashmir was excessive in the absence of any competent authority or forum coming up with any such finding.

“The government has already constituted a committee of experts through its memorandum dated 26.07.2016 for exploring other alternatives to pellet guns… we are not inclined to prohibit the use of pellet guns in rare and extreme situations before the filing of a report by the expert committee or (the notification of a) decision taken at the government level,” the court said in its judgement.

The court, however, asked the state government to ensure that all the injured persons receive adequate medical treatment from specialists in the field.

   
 
Health and Life
  • Ginkgo Biloba (Maidenhair Tree): Uses, Benefits & Risks
  • Why Should You Sleep With Your Socks On?
  • 14 Lesser Known Benefits Of Selenium For Health, Skin And Hair
    • Alopecia Barbae: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment
    • Alkalosis: Symptoms, Types, Causes & Prevention
    • Tailbone Pain (Coccydynia): Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment
      • 22 Surprising Health Benefits Of Brussels Sprouts
      • Bok Choy (Chinese Cabbage): Nutrition, Benefits & Recipes
      • Insulin Plant: Does It Cure Diabetes? Benefits, Dosage & Risks
        • 10 Amazing Nutritional Health Benefits Of Artichokes
        • Salmonella Infection: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment
        • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD): Symptoms, Causes & Prevention
          • Gokhru: Health Benefits, Uses, Nutritional Value & Dosage
          • Rubella (German Measles): Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
          • Pomace Olive Oil: Benefits, Types & Comparison With Olive Oil
            • Top 12 Foods That Are Rich In Serotonin & Ways To Increase It
            • Leukodystrophy: Types, Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
            • 17 Lesser Known Benefits Of Kiwano (Horned Melon)
              • 11 Lesser Known Health Benefits of Elderberry And How To Consume It
              • 11 Fantastic Nutritional Health Benefits Of Taro Root (Arbi)
              • Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Causes, Treatments and Prevention