Sopore: Third incident of braid chopping in 24 hours, students protest

Sopore: As braid chopping incidents continue to scare the people in the Valley, there seems no end of braid chopping incidents in north Kashmir’s Apple town.

According to reports on early Monday, a fresh braid chopping incident was reported at Ningli area of town when unknown persons sneaked into a house of Mohammad Maqbool Dar and cut braid of his wife Mehbooba begum.

The family of the victim said that a masked person tried to attack with spray, however, was not successful but in the meantime, he chopped hair of 50-year-old Mehbooba begum. This is the third such incident in the town in less than twenty-four hours. Yesterday two braid chopping incidents were also reported in the town at two different places Khushal Mattoo and Dooru Sopore. 

Meanwhile, students in the town hit the streets and shouted slogans against the government for failing to stop increasing braid chopping incidents. The protesting students blocked the road at Iqbal Market which for some time affected the normal routine work. However, police later cleared the road and brought the situation under control.


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