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Using pellets in Kashmir is sensible: V K Singh

He described pellet firing as non-lethal

IANS  |  Kolkata 

V K Singh Photo: Wikipedia
V K Singh Photo: Wikipedia

Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh, also a former chief, on Saturday described pellet firing as non-lethal and said it was a "sensible and well-thought" decision by the Union Home Ministry to use the weapon for controlling protesting mobs in the Valley.

"Pellet firing is non-lethal. The Home Minister's (Rajnath Singh) decision was sensible and well-thought. People who come close to firing get injuries," the minister said on the sidelines of a seminar organised by the Federation of Association of Small Industries of India.

However, pellet firings have caused at least six deaths including one on Saturday when security forces fired at a protesting mob in a south village. Hundreds of civilians, including minors, have lost their eyesight partially or fully after they were hit by in the restive valley.

First Published: Sat, September 10 2016. 17:00 IST