Kashmir Shuts Against Unabated Braid-Chopping Of Women

SRINAGAR ———–Shutdown called by the separatists and restrictions imposed by the authorities on Monday paralysed life in Kashmir valley.

All shops and other business establishments are closed in Srinagar and other districts of the Valley while public transport is off the roads.

Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a shutdown today against the unabated braid-chopping incidents in the Valley, calling them as an attack on the “dignity of women”.

Authorities have imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city to prevent protests against the braid-chopping.

The incidents have triggered scare among the people, especially women, across the Valley.

Hair of dozens of young girls and women in many parts of the Valley has been mysteriously found chopped during the past month.

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.

At several places, vigilante mobs have thrashed innocents mistaking them for braid choppers.

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