Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief GA Mir today demanded an immediate ban on the use of pellet guns on protesters by security forces in the Valley. "The pellets have already inflicted serious damages to hundreds of people. Their use must be banned immediately," he said, urging the authorities dealing with law-and-order to exercise restraint and avoid use of lethal weapons on the protesters.
Describing the prevailing law-and-order situation in the Valley as "dangerous", Mir urged the Centre and the state government to move ahead with a "great sense of responsibility" to put an end to the ongoing unrest. "The deteriorating (law-and-order) situation is dangerous and a great loss to the state.
The Centre and the state government should move ahead with a great sense of responsibility and make serious efforts to reach out to the people. "Both the state and Central governments need to ensure the safety of the common innocent people," he said.