The Centre on Monday informed Supreme Court that the government will introduce new rubber-based shots to deal with stone-pelting protesters in Kashmir, said a media report.
“The government said that it has issued new Standard operating Procedures (SoP) to deal with stone pelters in the Valley, one of which involves using rubber-based shots before using pellet guns,” reported The Indian Express.
“Being a welfare state, it is a duty of the government to ensure safety of its people as well as security forces. The purpose is not to cause physical harm to its people but at the same time protect all,” said a bench led by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar. The Court had also asked Attorney General A K Rohtagi to come up with alternatives by April 10.