SRINAGAR: An emergency session of Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) was held here presided by Chairman Abdul Qayoom Wani. The session was attended by all the EJAC leaders and the affiliated units.
A statement issued here said the session strongly con¬demned the braid chopping of women and termed it as challenge to general public and an attack on the modesty and dignity of women.
“These incidents have added to mental agony and rest¬lessness in every region of the state,” the meeting said.
Addressing the session, the EJAC president while expressing his deep anguish over the incidents of braid chopping termed it as intolerable. “These incidents are be¬coming rampant and have caused panic among mothers, sisters, daughters, daughter in-laws, and as a consequence they feel insecure and unsafe even in their homes,” he said.
“The working ladies and girl students feel it difficult to come out of their homes and suffer from mental trauma. Besides it has badly affected their studies and their future is in secure which is great concern for everyone and such a situation cannot be tolerated under any circumstances,” Wani said.
He said the culprits in this heinous crime are still at large and out of shackles which is not less than a tragedy. He urged upon authorities to put a curb on these unfortu¬nate incidents and punish the culprits.
“The honour and modesty of our (women) is dear to us than our lives, so to defend it, the EJAC will hold a one hour peaceful protest at Pratap Park Srinagar on 23 Octo¬ber (Monday) at 12 noon,” the EJAC president said.
The session also appealed the general public to display wisdom while ensuring the safety of our women folk so that innocents do not get unnecessarily hurt.