Braid Chopping row: NC-PDP battle it out in the open

Srinagar: A day after a ruling party Legislator, Yasir Reshi accused the opposition National Conference (NC), for being involved in the incidents of braid chopping, NC Legislator Shameema Firdous hit back by saying that the PDP legislator has lost his mental balance.

“The PDP leader is mentally ill and he needs treatment. I believe the statement made by the PPD leader is out of frustration. He needs treatment at the earliest,” Firdous told a local news gathering agency.

She said everybody knows who is behind these mysterious braid chopping incidents.

“I don’t even know him (Yasir Reshi). But the statement he has made is because we protested against their (governments) failure,” she said.

She said that instead of blaming NC and others for the braid chopping incidents, the PDP leader should point out fingers on his government as they have utterly failed to nab the culprits behind the braid chopping.

“He (Yasir) would have felt the pain of the womenfolk if his family member could have become the victim of braid chopping incident,” Firdous said and termed his statement as ‘ridiculous’.

The MLA Habba Kadal further said that people are raising their voice for genuine reasons as the increasing number of braid chopping incident have created fear among the locals. “The men don’t even dare to offer Fajr (morning) prayers at Masjid’s due to the fear,” she said.

The PDP leader and MLC Yasir Reshi had Thursday said that there might be some percentage of agencies involved in the incidents of braid chopping, but 90 percent of such incidents are being carried out by NC.

Reshi had said he has a recording of previous year, in which NC legislator Shameema Firdous is heard asking her workers to ‘disturb law and order so that it creates more problems for PDP and blame will be automatically shifted on the PDP’.



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