In an effort to control the crowd or controlling stone pelting mobs from to reduce collateral damage, the government of India said that non-penetrative plastic bullets might be used in Jammu and Kashmir for counter-insurgency operations.
As per Senior Home Ministry officials, thousands of plastic bullets have been produced and sent to the Kashmir for the usage of Security Forces.
From the last few months, Indian Security Forces have been facing huge violent protests by locals and organized groups of stone pelters in Kashmir valley.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat had warned public of taking tough action against protesters who throw stones forcefully at security personnel engaged in anti-militancy operations or targeted their families.
Source : Indiatimes