All-Women Battalion To Fight Against The Stone Pelters In Kashmir.
The government is leaving no stone unturned to ensure stone pelting in the Valley is stopped. There were pellet guns, chilli grenades and recently the security forces were asked to use plastic bullets in crowd control operations.
Now the government has planned to raise an all-women unit of the India Reserve Battalion in Jammu and Kashmir to tackle the stone pelting problem. This is a response measure after schoolgirls were seen in street protests.
A home ministry official has confirmed the plan.
The move comes days after girl students were seen fighting pitched battles with security forces at Lal Chowk in the heart of Srinagar, the day the educational institutions in the valley reopened after a five-day shutdown.
The India Reserve Battalion is a police force raised specifically for each state, from its own population. The exclusive contingent will be among the five IRBs the Centre has sanctioned for the state grappling with persistent violence.