The Chairman Elders’ Forum Justice James Ogoola wants government to abolish use of tear gas to disperse protesters.
He says the forum regards the use of tear gas as a form of gross human rights violation which must stop.
Justice Ogoola adds that use of such methods to quell protests may instead undermine the country’s efforts to ensure a peaceful environment during and after elections.
He was speaking in relation to the recent chaos reported in Bukwo, Ntungamo, Luweero and Kabaale between the police and supporters of opposition FDC and independent presidential candidates Dr Kiiza Besigye and former Premier Amama Mbabazi.
Story By Moses Ndhaye