Braid chopping menace: Violent clashes in Srinagar after hair of woman cut

Braid chopping menace: Violent clashes in Srinagar after hair of woman cut

Three incidents in Sopore, one in Baramulla, followed by street protests Muheet ul Islam Srinagar: Violent clashes in Maisuma area near city centre Lal Chowk occurred soon after the hair of a woman was allegedly cut by unknown persons on Monday. Local youths, several of them with masks on their faces, came out on the […]

Doctors refuse giving yea or nay to mass-hysteria diagnosis

Doctors refuse giving yea or nay to mass-hysteria diagnosis

Aakash Hassan Srinagar: As mystery continues to cloud the braid-chopping cases, of which over a hundred have been reported in the Kashmir, doctors refuse to vouch for mass hysteria theories, such as can be found in other states of India and as claimed by the police. All the doctors who talked to Kashmir Reader pleaded […]

Fear of braid-chopping: Fresh incident in Ganderbal, Pampore observes shutdown

Fear of braid-chopping: Fresh incident in Ganderbal, Pampore observes shutdown

Sheikh Anees / Bilal Habib Ganderbal/ pampore: Even as a fresh braid-chopping incident occurred in a Ganderbal village triggering protests in the area, a complete shutdown was observed in saffron town Pampore against the braid-clipping of a 35-year-old lady on Saturday evening. Reports said that a braid-chopping incident was reported from Manigam after unknown persons […]

Young girl’s braid clipped second time

Young girl’s braid clipped second time

Mushtaq Ahmad Baramulla: Panic gripped the Shaltang village of Sheeri Baramulla when people heard that unknown persons have clipped the braid of a young girl on Friday second time in a week. Tasleema wife of Abdul Majeed Malik of Shalteng cried when she found her daughter Asia Majeed in unconscious condition near the home with […]

Teachers to escort students to Budgam examination centers

Teachers to escort students to Budgam examination centers

Ishfaq Reshi Budgam: Keeping the braid-chopping incidents in consideration, all the heads of the educational institutions in central Kashmir’s Budgam district have been ordered to depute teachers to escort students to concerned examination centers so that there is no element of fear among the students. Principal district institute of education and training (DIET) Beerwah in […]

Ask your rulers to change approach on Kashmir: Hurriyat to people of India

Ask your rulers to change approach on Kashmir: Hurriyat to people of India

SRINAGAR: Kashmir is a political issue and needs to be resolved as per the aspirations of the people of Jammu Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference said on Monday, adding, New Delhi is following a policy of “oppression and suppression”. A spokesperson of the conglomerate in a statement said, “It is our firm belief that Kashmir is a […]

Delegations apprise Mirwaiz of fear created by braid choppers

Delegations apprise Mirwaiz of fear created by braid choppers

‘Govt’s failure indicates culprits are being shielded’ SRINAGAR: Expressing serious concern over the unabated incidents of braid chopping and household burglaries from various parts of Kashmir, the Hurriyat Conference (M) on Monday said it is irony that government and police have failed to stop such incidents and nab the culprits. A spokesperson of the conglomerate […]

Braid-chopping in Srinagar, Ganderbal, Baramulla

Braid-chopping in Srinagar, Ganderbal, Baramulla

READER CORRESPONDENT SRINAGAR: Searches for braid-choppers and rumours of their presence in various areas of central and north Kashmir continued on Sunday, while the situation in south Kashmir reportedly began to calm down. An incident was reported in Rangparistan locality of Rainawari in the early afternoon. Babar Ahmad, a resident, told Kashmir Reader that a […]

Official suspended for criticising govt on Facebook

Official suspended for criticising govt on Facebook

READER CORRESPONDENT SRINAGAR: Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Abdul Haq on Saturday directed to put two employees of Rural Development Department (RDD) under suspension, one for criticising the PDP government, and the other for taking a bribe. As per a government handout on Saturday, Junior Assistant Aijaz Ahmad Parray of Tangmarg block was […]

Efforts to change Kashmir’s disputed nature will fail: Mirwaiz

Efforts to change Kashmir’s disputed nature will fail: Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR: Reiterating that Kashmir issue is basically human and political in nature, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Sunday reminded the Government of India (GoI) that it can’t be resolved by means of military might and killing people. “It is unfortunate that GoI continues with its iron fist policy in Kashmir to muzzle […]