SRINAGAR: Commenting on the braid chopping incidents that have taken place over the last fortnight across Jammu and Kashmir particularly Kulgam and Anantnag districts of south Kashmir, the Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) on Tuesday said there were apprehensions among people that such incidents are being committed by Indian agencies and army.
“However, yesterday’s 7 such incidents, 5 in Kulgam and 2 in Islamabad (Anantnag), have proved beyond point that this is the handiwork of these forces,” DeM secretary general, Nahida Nasreen, said in a statement. “The incidents take us to the conclusion that this is not some insane person who is beyond the chopping incidents but it is being done by an organised group.” She said many points hinting to the involvement of army and other agencies have come to fore. “It is for sure that these incidents are not taking place without the involvement of agencies,” she said. “How could these braid choppers enter houses. People even fear to move out for late night or early morning prayers due to presence of army and police; how can braid choppers roam at will and commit these shameful acts?” she questioned. She said the incident that took place at Malwan has raised the shutters off various things. “People who were caught in Malwan were all non locals and same has been the case with all other incidents across J&K. when people yesterday caught hold of braid choppers, army reached the spot within minutes and rescued them by firing indiscriminately.”
She said before this incident, two similar incidents took place where villagers caught the braid choppers and army came immediately and rescued them. “During one such incident, the girl whose braid was chopped saw that the person was putting in army shoes. These indications prove beyond point that Indian army and agencies are behind such incidents.”
Nasreen said in Doda and Bhalessa, many of the braid choppers were caught, some of them were arrested but released soon. “None of them was booked nor a case was filed against any one of them,” she said.
“This is a well thought out plan of Indian agencies to harass people and to stop Mujahideen movement. By doing this, army wants to enter villages and stay there so that Mujahideen cannot move,” she said. The DeM secretary general said Indian agencies are using different tricks to sabotage the freedom movement. “Be it NIA drama or any other mischief, every drama will fail against the will of the people of Kashmir,” she said.