Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicPellet guns

Topic: pellet guns

Muharram restrictions lead to violence in Kashmir as mourners clash with police, many injured

Srinagar officials claim at least 200-250 Shia mourners, looking to take out Muharram processions, were left injured. Police says they fired pellet guns in response to stone-pelting.

‘Use of force inevitable’ during mob violence — J&K High Court junks PIL against pellet guns

The PIL was filed by HC Bar Association of Kashmir in 2016, when the Valley erupted in clashes after the killing of militant Burhan Wani that July.

After scrapping of Article 370, Shias in Kashmir are in a state of relief and caution

Shias, who were seen as ‘friendly’ by cops and CRPF personnel in Kashmir, say Modi govt has bought into the Sunni majoritarian agenda.

Modi govt’s plan to empower Kashmir economically & disempower politically will cost India

Slapping of Public Safety Act on Farooq Abdullah only to justify his detention in Supreme Court clears any doubt about Modi government’s intentions.

Mumbai eye surgeon operated on 200 Kashmir pellet victims in 2016, is ready to help again

Dr S. Natarajan, chief of All India Opthalmological Society, recalls what he saw in Kashmir in 2016, and says what pellet does to a human eye.

Kashmir photojournalist hit with pellets, 3 others hurt while covering Muharram procession

The alleged assault took place around 2pm Saturday at Hasanabad locality in Srinagar, which has a predominantly Shia population.

Kashmir teen dies, police claim he was hit by stones, doctors say shell injury caused death

Deceased teen Asrar Wani's family says authorities have not given them death certificate and even his medical reports.

This is how use of deflectors on pellet guns makes them ‘less lethal’ in J&K

CRPF claims that the muzzle it now uses in J&K diverts 90% pellets in a downward direction, concentrating the hit on the lower part of the body, away from the eyes.

On Camera

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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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