Braid Chopping: Won’t hide facts, Govt on it: Zulfikar

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By Fast Kashmir on 10/10/2017.


Says only 40 cases reported in J&K

Srinagar, Oct 10 (KNS): While the mysterious braid chopping goes unabated in Kashmir, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Minister, Chowdhary Zulfikar Ali on Tuesday said that facts behind these incidents won’t be kept hidden to the people.
“The government is seriously following the case and the facts behind the braid chopping incidents won’t be kept hidden. We will make the facts behind these incidents public,” he said while talking to KNS.
Ali said that the government has taken every possible step to nab the braid choppers. “I assure you that the braid choppers will be brought to the book very soon,” he said, adding that the SIT has already been formed in this regard while the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had also held a meeting in this regard.
Saying that nobody knows who is behind these incidents, PDP Minister further told KNS that “the investigation is going on and we can’t even say whether these incidents are any disease or anything else. We won’t speak over the issue until we get any authentic proof.”
He also urged the people to don’t pay heed over the rumor mongers. “The civilians are being beaten. The innocent strangers are being presumed as braid choppers and are being beaten ruthlessly,” he said.
The CA&PD and Information Minister further informed KNS that over 3000 braid chopping incidents were reported in UP while over 2000 were reported in Punjab.
However, he said that as on Monday, only 40 cases of braid chopping incidents were reported in Kashmir, which include Pir Panchal and Jammu.
Pertinently, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had termed such incidents as disorder, saying that nobody would be behind these incidents. (KNS)