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With pellets guns, used last year on protestors in Kashmir, leaving many dead and blinded, the government has decided to try out non-lethal weapons in the Valley. So it imported ‘stink bombs’ from Israel…..
The bombs, which can be sprayed from water cannons, smell like decomposed bodies and raw sewage…..
As this report in the Hindustan Times says, Israeli security forces have been using these bombs on Palestinian protesters through water cannons since 2008. And it has worked wonders so far.
Naturally, Indian security forces were pretty hopeful it would work in India too.
So the CRPF, which has 60,000 personnel deployed in Kashmir to assist the local police in maintaining law and order and conduct counter-terrorism operations, decided to try out ‘Skunk’, the stinky bomb.
“We have used chilli grenades, plastic shell tear smoke, stun grenades, colour-smoke grenades, rubber bullets, dye-marker grenades with skin irritant and multi-tier tear-gas launchers, but they did not yield the desired result,” a home ministry official told The Telegraph.
The bombs smell of decomposed bodies and sewage.