Saturday, 20 August, 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.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.