Protests against braid chopping continue in Kashmir

Protests against braid chopping continue in Kashmir

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SRINAGAR : Protests against the rising braid chopping incidents in Kashmir continues on Thursday in different parts of the Kashmir valley.

In Srinagar residents of Khnayar, Lal Bazar area staged a protest against the alleged inaction of police against braid choppers in the locality.

However a fresh braid chopping incident was reported from SD Colony of Batamaloo in Srinagar today. Reports said that the victim was busy in her daily chores when a unknown person entered her home and chopped her braid.

Adding, that she lost consciousness and has been taken to the hospital. After that protests have erupted in the area and the people are blaming the government for the incident. Following which protest erupts in the area against the incident. Police reached the spot to investigate the matter.

Meanwhile, protests erupted in Maisuma area of the city against the incidents of braid chopping across Kashmir. Women in Maisuma took to the roads to protest against government’s failure to nab the culprits.

In central Kashmir Ganderbal residents of Manigam area staged a protest against the alleged inaction of police against braid choppers.

The students of Kashmir University also protests against alleged failure of the government to prevent braid-chopping incidents in the Valley.

“Since incidents of braid chopping have increased in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir valley, it is our moral responsibility to raise our voice against cruelty meted out to our mothers and sisters. Government must wake up and take strong notice of the situation,” one of the student told PTK.

Another student told PTK that, “Why government is failed to protect your mothers and sisters in Kashmir. He added that if police can find out stone palters why they can’t find braid choppers, government should understand why they are failed to provide security to women in Kashmir”.

Scores of hostel boarders marched through the varsity campus and staged protests against the braid-chopping spree. The protesters students demanded the identification of the people involved in braid-chopping. “They should be brought to book,” said one of the protester.

Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) chief, Professor Hameeda Nayeem was placed under house arrest ahead of the proposed protest against increasing of braid chopping incidents in Kashmir.

KCSDS has called for a peaceful sit in Pratap Park against the increased incidents of braid cutting.

Joint separatist leadership had asked the students to stage protests against the braid-chopping spree. However, the authorities closed the schools across the Kashmir valley to prevent protests.

Separatists have blamed the government for the braid-chopping, authorities said they are investigating the “role of anti-national elements benefitting from protests” triggered by these acts.

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