Govt urges se­cu­rity forces to ex­er­cise re­straint in Kash­mir

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS -

In­dia has asked its se­cu­rity forces to ex­er­cise re­straint in re­spond­ing to protests in dis­puted Kash­mir and re­place pel­let guns with non-lethal weapons, its home af­fairs min­is­ter said on Sun­day.

Forty six peo­ple have been killed and more 5,000 wounded, in­clud­ing In­dian se­cu­rity forces, since protests erupted af­ter the killing of Hizbul Mu­jahideen com­man­der Burhan Wani on July 8.

Nor­mal life re­mains par­a­lyzed be­cause of the cur­few im­posed by the govern­ment and calls for a shut­down by sep­a­ratist lead­ers.

“I ap­peal to the youth not to re­sort to stone pelt­ing and I also want to ap­peal to the se­cu­rity forces not to use pel­lets. I have told se­cu­rity forces to use max­i­mum pos­si­ble re­straint,” Ra­j­nath Singh said, wind­ing up his two-day visit to Kash­mir.

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