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What children of age group 7, 9 and 12 do during stone pelting, questions Supreme Court

The Apex Court Said People Have Right To Protest But It Has To Be Ensured That The Public Property Should Not Be Vandalised And No Life Threat To Security Forces On The Ground.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vikas Mehta | Updated on: 10 Apr 2017, 06:23:54 PM
Supreme Court on usage of pellet guns (File Photo)

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The Supreme Court on Monday raised serious questions to the petitioner who sought restriction on the usage of pellet guns in Jammu and Kashmir.

Chief Justice of India JS Khehar questioned the petitioner that what the children of age group 7, 9 and 12 do during stone pelting.

He asked the petitioner to assume that if someone approaches with a petrol bomb at the former’s residence, what he would do.

The Apex Court said people have right to protest but it has to be ensured that the public property should not be vandalised and no life threat to security forces on the ground.

The petitioner said that it is a complex issue and it can be solved politically. He said no government would allow violence, and the Apex Court must intervene to ensure that law and order must be maintained in the state.

The Attorney General argued that pellet guns are used as last resort during to quell the protesters and it has no intentions to kill anyone.

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First Published : 10 Apr 2017, 06:00:00 PM