Srinagar, Oct 03: State party president of Janata Dal (United) has expressed serious concern over the incident of braid chopping hair, he saying: “Some unknown persons are cutting the braids of women and young girls. Those behind the incidents of braid chopping want to trigger clashes within the society and instill fear among women and young girls.”
In a statement, he said, “these incidents have created panic among the people at a time when harvesting season is in full swing.
The braid-cutting incidents spread panic across Jammu & Kashmir. earlier last month according to police 60 such incidents were reported from Jammu region. Now this mystery turned to our valley and the fresh incidents reported from Anantnag, Kulgam, Budgam and Bandipore. The hair of a 40 year old lady was chopped off in Bondialgam village in the outskirts of Anantnag town. Our valley is in panic and fear for this cutting hair incident. Many incidents are going but the government is still clue less. We never saw this type Government in whole history, every time they are fail to the solve the problems and didn’t take any initiates to solve this mystery. The panic is still spread in our valley. If government would not help the people than who is the next, then people of the valley come together and solve this.
He said administration must gear up itself to book these anti-social elements. Mere assurances won’t help as these incidents are repeated with greater frequency. People in different areas are terrified and administration must take tangible steps to restore the confidence of the people.”
He asked to the government don’t take it easily, the people of the valley has already suffered with many problems in many decades.
The braid chopping incidents in Kashmir valley have evoked condemnation with organizations demanding stern action against the accused. Shaheen said