Forces to start using PAVA shells in Kashmir shortlySeptember 08, 2016 19:30
Security forces will shortly start using chilly-filled shells PAVA in crowd control in Kashmir, replacing the pellet guns that had caused injuries to a
large number of injuries, especially the loss of vision of several people.
This follows the report of an expert committee which was set up amid an uproar over use of pellet guns by security forces in dealing with stone-pelting during the current unrest. Following an uproar, the committee was set up to suggest an alternative to the pellet guns.
Every day, around 1000 PAVA shells are reaching Kashmir since September 5, sources said here today.