Mehbooba Mufti disburses financial aid to 2016 pellet gun victims who lost their eyesight

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday disbursed financial assistance to those who lost their eyesight due to pellet gun injuries during protests in the Valley in 2016.

This follows a slew of measures initiated by the chief minister for the rehabilitation of the victims of violence in the state, an official spokesman said.

File image of Mehbooba Mufti. AFP

File image of Mehbooba Mufti. AFP

He said that 17 visually-impaired people were provided financial assistance on Thursday.

Amnesty International India had on Wednesday released a report on some of the victims of pellet guns, calling for a complete ban on the use of such weapons as a crowd control measure and recommended full reparation in line with international standards to those who have been injured by pellets and to the families of those killed in security forces' action.


Published Date: Sep 14, 2017 09:29 pm | Updated Date: Sep 14, 2017 09:29 pm