No let up in braid chopping incidents

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By Fast Kashmir on 11/10/2017.

Protest and clashes in Batamaloo and Bemina

Srinagar, Oct 11: The braid chopping incidents continues to spark protest and clashes in different parts of Kashmir Valley.
The fresh braid chopping incident at Batamaloo Srinagar sparked protest on Wednesday while police have reportedly arrested a suspect. From past couple of days, several braid chopping incidents have been reported from Batamaloo area.
The protesters mostly women assembled outside JVC Hospital Bemina accused police of saving the suspects while thrashing those who raise their voice against these unabated incidents. The youth blocked the road while police resorted to tear-smoke shelling to disperse them.
While talking to reporters, one of the protesting women said that on Tuesday night people chased some suspects in Bemina area, while in no time police appeared and took the suspects in their custody. She said instead of making the statements of suspects to public, they thrashed people including women and even ransacked their houses.
“Do police want that we should not raise our voice against braid chopping. We want to know why police targeted us and our houses,” she said.
Braid chopping incidents sparked a protest inside Kashmir Polytechinq college here in Gogjibagh Srinagar. Large number of students carrying placards and banners seeking the identification of braid choppers participated in the protest. They alleged that police have miserably failed to identify and nab the criminals who are playing with the honour and dignity of Kashmiri females.
Protests erupted while locals blocked Srinagar-Pulwama road after a fresh incident of braid chopping was reported from Karnalbagh Samboora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Locals told news agency CNS that a biker appeared during morning hours and chopped the braid of a young girl. The incident agitated people who disrupted traffic on the roads. They demanded action against culprits.
In South Kashmir’s Malapora area of Pulwama district, the braid of a young girl was chopped off on Wednesday afternoon, sparking protest in the area.
Another braid chopping incident was reported from Bandi area of Uri where hair of an 18-year-old girl was chopped by miscreants when she had gone to a washroom outside her home in the early hours. (CNS)