Only 2 protesters lost eyesight due to pellet ammunition: Govt

SRINAGAR: The government said only two persons have lost their eyesight due the pellet ammunition fired by the police during street protests.
In reply to a question by MLA Habba Kadal Shamima Firdous, Home department said a boy was hit in the eyes in May this year. He is undergoing treatment, it said.
Also, two persons sustained injuries due to the use of Pump Action Gun fire by police at Kakapora in August. One of them lost his eyesight.
Human rights activist Manman Bukhari, the author of ‘Scars of Pellet Guns’, last month had said that in 2015 at least 15 protesters have sustained pellet injuries, 13 of them during the rule of the PDP-BJP coalition. Twelve of these youth have suffered injuries in their eyes.
HIGHLIGHTS
I am proud to be an RSS man
—Speaker Kavinder Gupta in his retort to Opposition slogan‘down with RSS speaker’
PDP ka jo yaar hai gadaar hain gadaar hai
(PDP’s friend is a traitor)
Opposition slogan
Independent MLA Engineer Rashid, whose demand for a debate on beef ban law was rejected, asked ruling PDP’s legislator Javeed Baig to stop his speech. And when Baig didn’t, the feisty MLA from Langate turned the fixed microphone away from him.
Govt says
It removed about 3.5 lakh illegal structures and felled 1102 illegal trees on High Court orders across the state
About 3 lakh households without electricity in J&K
That out of 14, eight jails in the state overcrowded: Anantang jail has 158 inmates against the capacity of 60
Militancy-related incidents and cross-border firing killed 69 people, including 35 forces personnel, and injured 199 others

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