Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has reportedly approved✅ the use of chilli-based PAVA shells🌶 for crowd control in strife-torn Kashmir😯. PAVA shells are non-lethal ammunition👍 which temporarily incapacitates the targets and renders them immobile😳 for several minutes. This change was forced to be made after the pellet guns🔫 being used currently resulted in many casualties😱 in the ongoing protests which sparked💥 after the killing of terrorist Burhan Wani. PAVA shells have already been on trial👏 for over a year at the Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR). PAVA stands for Pelargonic Acid Vanillyl Amide🤔, also called Nonivamide, which is an organic compound naturally found in chilli pepper🌶.