Protests in Sumbal area against braid-chopping

Gowhar Maqbool
Sumbal: Protests were held amid shutdown in Shadipora area of Sumbal in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Friday following a fresh braid-chopping incident in the area last night.
Scores of protesters mostly women took to streets blocking Bandipora- Srinagar highway and staging massive protests against the increased braid-cutting incidents.
Talking to Kashmir Reader one of the locals said that this was the second such incident in past three days.
He said “braid of 30 year old woman (name with held) was chopped off at her home by unknown persons in the first case.”
Fallowing the protest a police party from Sumbal headed by SHO Mehboob Banday reached the spot and restored the traffic. He assured the matter will be investigated and matter