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Old January 17, 2011, 08:24 AM
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India to provide BSF non-lethal weapons
India's Border Security Force is providing non-lethal weapons to its personnel after human rights organisations accused it of being trigger-happy and killing innocents on the country's border with Bangladesh.

Highly-placed sources in the Indian government in New Delhi said that additional non-lethal guns would be provided to the BSF personnel guarding the country's border with Bangladesh in the states of Assam and West Bengal in phases.

New York-based Human Rights Watch brought out a report last month titled 'Trigger Happy,' alleging that the BSF were killing people with impunity on the Bangladesh-India border. The report alleged that over 900 people had been killed over the past 10 years along India's border with Bangladesh in West Bengal alone.

Highly-placed sources in New Delhi said that the non-lethal guns and rubber bullets were being provided to the BSF soldiers to help them deter the infiltrators, smugglers and miscreants without unnecessarily taking lives. Sources said that the BSF would also be provided with choppers to step up surveillance along the Bangladesh-India border.
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