Braid Chopping: Women’s NGO, Tral citizens council stage protest

Anantnag: Though the mysterious braid chopping incidents continued in Kashmir from the past four weeks, a Women’s wing of Greater Verinag Civil Society, (NGO) and Citizens Council Tral, staged protests demanding an immediate end to such activities.

Reports said that hundreds of women and girls carried out a protest rally through the streets of Verinag.

The protest in which male members of other Civil Society groups also participated raised slogans and were holding placards.

The protesters later reached Tehsil office Verinag and staged a candle light sit-in there.

The protest sit-in was held in the premises of the Tehsil Office Verinag.

The women protesters later presented a memorandum before Sub District Magistrate (SDM) Dooru Shahabad, Mohammad Umar, in which they demanded action against the culprits involved in mysterious braid chopping incidents.  

Meanwhile, scores of locals of Tral Township also held a protest against braid chopping incidents in Kashmir Valley.

Reports said that members of Citizen Council Tral joined the protests from Khankah-e-Faiz Panah Tral. The civil society members shouted slogans against the braid chopping incidents.

They were demanding authorities to nab the culprits behind these heinous crimes.

Pertinently, hair chopping incidents have spread terror in the Kashmir valley since many days. Though police have established special teams to nab the miscreants however they have not arrested any one so far.

Police have formed SIT to investigate the matter.

However, the opposition mainstream parties have lashed out at the government, saying that they have failed to nab the culprits involved.

The separatist leaders have termed such incidents as a ‘ploy’ aimed to divert the attention of Kashmiris from the freedom struggle.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has termed these incidents as disorder, saying that nobody would be behind these acts.

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