Anantnag: Protests erupted in Bon-Dialgam area of Anantnag district after a case of mysterious braid chopping came to fore in the area.
This was the first such case in Anantnag district. In the neighbouring Kulgam district the ever increasing number of such cases has already created ripples with protests erupting in many parts of the district.
The Kulgam people have alleged an army hand in the incidents and the allegations have been promptly rubbished by the army.
According to reports the incident in Bon-Dialgam was reported at about 2:30 pm.
The victim is a 37-year-old married women, who came under attack in the lawn of her house compound.
“I was in the washroom when two Burqa clad men appeared, sprinkled something and cut my braid. I fell unconscious,” a local quoted the woman as saying.
Soon after the news of the incident spread hundreds of people hit the road and blocked the traffic for a couple of hours.
The locals were pacified only after senior officials from the district administration and the police reached the spot and assured immediate action.
The Anantnag district administration has already established a dedicated helpline in wake of the “braid cutting” incidents.