NC protests in Srinagar

NC protests in Srinagar

Srinagar: Senior leaders of the main opposition party, the National Conference (NC), led a protest march on Saturday against the continuing incidents of braid-chopping in Kashmir. The NC leaders and party workers first assembled inside the premises of their party headquarters at Nawh-e-Subah shopping complex near Zero Bridge. Senior leaders Shameema Firdous, Nasir Sogami and […]

60 arrested: police

60 arrested: police

Srinagar: Police on Saturday claimed that some elements were raising false alarm about braid chopping to disturb peace and harmony. The idea, police claimed, was “to force women folk to get confined in their homes, so that radical religious agenda of these elements is realized”. As evidence, police cited the raising of Zakir Moosa slogans […]

Maintain discipline: Hurriyat to youth

Maintain discipline: Hurriyat to youth

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference on Saturday asked youth to show restraint while dealing with the miscreants attempting to chop braids (of women) and maintain discipline, saying those with vested interests are “trying their hard to malign our movement”. A Hurriyat spokesperson said in a statement that youth dealing with the issue of braid chopping should follow […]

CASO in Pulwama

CASO in Pulwama

Srinagar: Government forces on Saturday afternoon launched a cordon-and-search operation at Munghama village in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Official sources told GNS that a joint team of army’s 55 RR, SOG and CRPF laid a seige at village Munghama following specific inputs about the presence of some militants. Soon after the joint team cordoned off […]

Policeman mistaken for braid chopper thrashed in Awantipora, 3 arrested

Policeman mistaken for braid chopper thrashed in Awantipora, 3 arrested

Awantipora: A policeman travelling from Srinagar to Anantnag was thrashed by people in Checkote area of Awantipora after mistaking him for a braid chopper, police said. Three persons have been arrested for the assault. The policeman, identified as Zakir Hussain Malik, son of Aman Ullah, resident of Tangdaar is currently posted in Anantnag. Senior Superintendent […]

3 persons involved in ‘thrashing of innocents’ in Nishat arrested

3 persons involved in ‘thrashing of innocents’ in Nishat arrested

Srinagar: Police on Saturday arrested three main accused – Basharat Maqbool, Ashiq Akhoon and Owais wani – for thrashing two persons after accusing them of ‘braid chopping’. The incident occurred on 6th of October when residents of Akhoon Mohalla in Ishber Nishat captured two persons, accusing them ‘braid chopping’. “They were thrashed,” police said, adding, […]