Protest against braid chopping erupts in Kangan, Hazratbal



SRINAGAR | OCT 19: Residents of Lari-Preng in Kangan area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Thursday stages a protest on Srinagar-Leh highway against a braid-chopping incident that took place last night.


Amid sloganeering, the protesters, including men and women, blocked Srinagar-Leh highway at Preng, disrupting the traffic movement on the highway.


Later, a police party reached at the spot and pacified the protesters.


Meanwhile, a doctor at Sub district hospital Kangan told PTK, that the victim has been referred to SMHS hospital Srinagar from sub District hospital Kangan as she complained of uncontrolled vomiting.


However residents of Hazratbal also held protests over a fresh braid-chopping incident in Dhobi Mohalla.


Reports said that the residents took to streets and staged massive protests against the increasing braid-cutting incidents.


These girls and women have told their families and police that unknown persons cut their hair after knocking them unconscious with some spray.


The police have formed Special Investigation Teams to probe the incidents. However, so far the police and the authorities have been clueless.


The police have announced a reward of Rs six lakh for credible information leading to arrest of any person behind braid chopping incidents. So far, no arrests have been made.