Braid Chopping gets uglier in Kashmir

GNS reports from Indian occupied Kashmir
2 women who entered marriage party uninvited mistaken for braid-choppers, beaten  

Sarfraz Ah Lone

Srinagar: Two burqa-clad women were mistaken and beaten as ‘braid-choppers’ when they were caught on Tuesday after entering marriage hall without invitation at Babademb marriage hall here on Tuesday.

“Today at about 1830 hours, two Burqa clad ladies namely Iqra Shafi and her cousin Nuzhat, residents of Chinkara Mohalla Habbakadal were caught by general public alleging that they were braid choppers when the duo had entered a marriage hall without invitation at Babademb  marriage hall,” a police officer told GNS.

He said that the matter was verified and duo was questioned who revealed that they had entered to eat wazwan.

No hair-cutting tools were found in their possession and no hair chopping incident had taken place, the officer said.

Accordingly, a case has been registered and action will be initiated against rumour mongers, who tried to mislead the people, the officer said.

Earlier,  police rescued a local youth from the clutches of a group of people whom locals alleged was a braid chopper at Delina area of Baramulla in north Kashmir.

The youth namely Nayeem Ahmad Malla son of Ghulam Mohidin Malla of Dandoosa Rafiabad according to police is not a braid chopper but was in a relationship with a local girl and had gone there (Delina village) to meet her.

“Today afternoon the local people in Delina Baramulla caught hold of a boy who they alleged was a Braid chopper. On this police party from police post Delina rushed to the spot. The boy has been beaten mercilessly when police intervened to rescue him. Large numbers of miscreants attacked police party as well but somehow the boy was rescued from their clutches by firing tear smoke shells to disperse them”, a police officer told GNS.

The youth was immediately given medical treatment. Investigation into the matter revealed that Nayeem was in a relationship with a local girl from Delina village and had gone to meet her when he was spotted and beaten up by locals there accusing him being Braid chopper, the officer said.

Police has registered Case under FIR No 177/2017 and further investigation into the matter has taken up. Miscreants involved in the violence will be dealt as per law, the officer said, adding that strict legal action will be taken against miscreants breaking law in the name of so called braid chopping.

People are requested not to fall prey to rumors and its reiterated that strict legal action will be taken against attention seekers in the garb of braid chopping, he said.

Besides, rumor mongers and mischief mongers will also be brought to book who take advantage of the situation to disturb the peaceful atmosphere, the officer added. (GNS)

Youth caught in Delina, beaten mercilessly not a braid chopper: Police

Says strict action will be taken against rumor mongers, miscreants breaking law

Baramulla: Police on Tuesday said that they have rescued a local youth from the clutches of a group of people whom locals alleged was a braid chopper at Delina area of Baramulla.

The youth namely Nayeem Ahmad Malla s/o Gh Mohidin Malla r/o Dandoosa Rafiabad according to police is not a braid chopper but was in a relationship with a local girl and had gone there (Delina village) to meet her.

“Today afternoon the local people in Delina Baramulla caught hold of a boy who they alleged was a Braid chopper. On this police party from police post Delina rushed to the spot. The boy has been beaten mercilessly when police intervened to rescue him. Large numbers of miscreants attacked police party as well but somehow the boy was rescued from their clutches by firing tear smoke shells to disperse them”, a police officer told GNS.

The youth was immediately given medical treatment. Investigation into the matter revealed that Nayeem was in a relationship with a local girl from Delina village and had gone to meet her when he was spotted and beaten up by locals there accusing him being Braid chopper, the officer said.

Police has registered Case under FIR No 177/2017 and further investigation into the matter has taken up. Miscreants involved in the violence will be dealt as per law, the officer said, adding that strict legal action will be taken against miscreants breaking law in the name of so called braid chopping.

People are requested not to fall prey to rumors and its reiterated that strict legal action will be taken against attention seekers in the garb of braid chopping, he said.

Besides, rumor mongers and mischief mongers will also be brought to book who take advantage of the situation to disturb the peaceful atmosphere, the officer added. (GNS)

 

Braid of 55-year-old woman chopped in Srinagar

Srinagar: Braid of 55-year-old woman was chopped off at Malbagh area of Srinagar city on Tuesday morning.

A police officer told news agency GNS that the woman Shareefa w/o Mohammad Yousf Ahanger fell unconscious before her braid was cut by three unknown persons believed to be non locals inside her home at Hafiz Bagh area of Malbagh, Srinagar.

The officer said that the woman was immediately taken to SKIMS Soura and her condition is said to be stable.

“At the time of the incident, the woman according to police was alone inside her house and the incident created panic in the area”.

Soon after the incident, the officer said that a police party was immediately dispatched to the spot.

Hair of several young girls and women in many parts of the Valley has been mysteriously found chopped during the past month.

These girls and women have told their families and police that unknown persons cut their hair after knocking them unconscious with some spray.

Authorities have so far been clueless even as over two dozen incidents of braid chopping have taken place across the Valley.

Jammu and Kashmir police has announced a cash reward of Rs 6 lakh for credible information to nab people behind braid chopping incidents.

A helpline has also been established so that “people could inform and seek assistance with regard to any braid cutting incident.”

To speed up the investigation process, Special Investigation Teams (SITs) have also been constituted in every district headquarters of the valley.  (GNS)

Braid chopping: Mobile Internet services snapped in South Kashmir

Qayoom Khan

Srinagar: In the wake of series of incidents of braid chopping in southern districts of Valley, authorities have suspended  internet services across South Kashmir to prevent circulation of videos.

Official sources told GNS that police during midnight sent a communication to the cellular companies wherein it  directed them to snap 2G, 3G and 4G services in Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama districts of south Kashmir with immediate effect.

Pertinently, dozens of braid chopping incidents across Kashmir valley during past more than a week have triggered scare among the residents, especially women.

The police have formed Special Investigation Teams to probe the incidents. However, so far the police and the authorities have been clueless.

The police have also announced a reward of Rs 6 lakh for credible information leading to arrest of any person behind braid chopping incidents.

Help lines have also been established across the Valley to help in nabbing the culprits. (GNS)

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