Less lethal plastic bullets will be used to tackle law and order situations in Jammu and Kashmir, said Union Minister of State for Home on Tuesday in a written reply to a question of G Hari.
Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir also said the government has no plans for enhanced use of bunkers to protect security forces from stone throwers after the annual shift of the capital from Jammu to Srinagar in the next few days.
“The government has decided to introduce less lethal plastic bullets also to be used in tackling law and order situations in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said in reply to a written question.
The minister said the Government has appointed Shri Dineshwar Sharma, former Director of Intelligence Bureau, as its representative, to initiate and carry forward a dialogue with elected representatives, various organizations and concerned individuals in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The response from people of Jammu and Kashmir has been very positive. A large number of delegations and individuals representing various sections of society and particularly youth have already interacted with Government of India representative,” he added.