Braid Chopping: Clashes and protests in different parts of Valley

Braid Chopping: Clashes and protests in different parts of Valley

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Women protestors block a road at Khayam area of Srinagar against braid-chopping incidents. (CNS Pic By Shah Jehangir)

Srinagar, Oct 14, CNS: The fresh braid chopping incidents continue to spark protest while in Boniyar Uri area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district at least 7 persons suffered pellet injuries when police after taking custody of an alleged braid chopper used force to disperse protesters.

 

Women protestors block a road at Khayam area of Srinagar against braid-chopping incidents. (CNS Pic By Shah Jehangir)

Reports said that the locals caught hold of a man whom they accused of cutting the braid of woman and thrashed him. Amid pro-freedom slogans, the protesters dragged the suspected braid chopper on road while police arrived on the spot and took his custody. The protesters resent police action and pelted stones while police fired tear-smoke shells and pellets to disperse them.

Witnesses told news agency CNS that nine people suffered injuries in the clashes including seven with pellets.

At Sheeri Baramulla also people protested against fresh braid chopping incident.

Reports from Lawaypora HMT area of Srinagar city said that two braid chopping incidents were foiled by two young girls. One of the girls has suffered injuries while reportedly confronting the burqa clad braid chopper. According to family members, the girl raised alarm and pushed back the chopper.

At Chana Mohalla Chattabal area of city, people hit to roads after the braid of a woman was chopped off by miscreants. People alleged that police have failed to expose the criminals responsible for crime. (CNS)