APThe government has asked the Central Reserve Police Force to stock up on non-lethal munitions for possible use in Kashmir, anticipating long-drawn protests and demonstrations in the coming days. The home ministry has empowered the CRPF top brass to procure a large quantity of non-lethal munitions to tackle protesters,” a ministry official told The Telegraph. The shopping list includes plastic tear-gas shells, stun grenades, chilli grenades, rubber bullets, dye-marker grenades and multi-tier tear-gas launchers. “We often procure these non-lethal munitions from the TSU but this time the bulk order is huge,” a CRPF official said. A CRPF official who recently visited Kashmir said there was an “uncanny calm” because of the clampdown.
Source: The Telegraph October 17, 2019 23:37 UTC