Braid chopping a serious concern: JKSEWWA

Srinagar: Lashing out at Police and authorities for failing to trace the persons behind braid choppers, Jammu and Kashmir State Employees Working Women Association (JKSEWWA), Wednesday said that the announcement to reward the credible information about braid choppers has ‘anguished’ them.

JKSEWWA is a newly formed association, which is an amalgam of women employees working in different departments of Kashmir.

Taking strong note over the failure of administration in nabbing the culprits behind braid chopping, the chairperson of the association, Aabid Hassan said, “The dignity of a woman is at stake and the authorities have so far failed nab them, which is unfortunate and is putting a question mark over their tall claims.”

She also called for an immediate end to the braid chopping incidents, saying that the government should take necessary steps to ensure safety of Kashmiri women.

“We are anguished over the failure of administration. We are very much disappointed,” she said, adding that the growing incidents of braid chopping are a serious concern for everyone.

Meanwhile, she said that formation of the association was aimed to highlight the plights of women employees, working in different departments here. We will work under one banner to highlight the plights of women employees,” she added.

She also said that the newly formed association support the Anganwadi workers who are protesting to press the government over their demands of enhancing the monthly honorarium.

“We will standby with the employees fighting for their rights. The Anganwadi workers have been serving the department from past several years but it is unfortunate that the government is pushing them to the wall by not fulfilling their demands,” she said.

She also said that plights of the women employees will be highlighted in a peaceful manner.

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