Jammu and kashmir: 500-woman unit to tackle J&K’s female stone-pelters | India News
The particular CRPF girls’s unit, which has been educated in fight, particular operations and every kind of weaponry together with pump motion weapons, shot weapons used for firing PAVA shells, chilli-filled grenades, tear fuel shells and pellet weapons, is being familiarised with the topography and dynamics of violence within the Valley. They’re additionally being readied for night-time deployment by coaching blindfolded.
The ladies troopers, CRPF stated, shall be armed with assault rifles as properly to allow them to retaliate in case of a terrorist assault. They are going to be geared up with light-weight physique protectors, helmets, picket sticks, bullet-proof jackets and deadly and non-lethal ammunition.
After 45 days of induction coaching on the drive’s Humhuma recruitment coaching centre in Srinagar, these girls are more likely to be deployed in disturbed belts of Srinagar, Shopian, Pulwama, Kulgam, Budgam and Anantnag.
In case of girls pelting stones throughout counter-terror operations or convoy actions, these commandos will take the lead whereas their male counterparts will help them.
Though stone-pelting incidents have come down within the Valley since 2016, over 300 incidents have been reported this yr.
The paramilitary drive’s director common Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar informed TOI, “The ladies have been deployed in Kashmir earlier as properly for legislation and order duties. However their use in dealing with excessive conditions was restricted.”
Different CRPF officers stated their motion in opposition to stone-pelters, which was in self-defence, was usually criticised by folks and human rights teams. Inspector common Kashmir (operations) Zulfikar Hassan stated, “Deployment of extra girls will certainly have a constructive affect on legislation and order duties and anti-terror operations.”
CRPF already has girls commandos within the Naxal belt and UN postings aside from common legislation and order duties in states.