Braid chopping incidents spark protest and clashes in many part of Kashmir

CNS reports from Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar: Mysterious braid chopping incidents sparked protest at several places in Kashmir Valley on Saturday.

The female students of Government College for Women MA Road assembled in college premises and staged a protest against unabated braid chopping incidents.

Asking authorities to nab the culprits and expose these criminal elements, the protesting students raised slogans against braid cutting incidents. They alleged that police has miserably failed to nab the culprits and even those who are being captured by people are released after brief questioning.

Meanwhile in Chattabal area of Srinagar city intense clashes erupted after a braid chopping incident. The angry protesters hit to roads and pelted stones on government forces who responded with tear-smoke shelling. The clashes disrupted normal life there while shopkeepers downed their shutters.

Eyewitnesses told news agency CNS that protests also erupted at Saidakadal area of Srinagar city where a woman foiled braid chopping attempt. Reports said that large number of people shortly after the incident hit to roads and blocked vehicular movement. Police rushed to spot and pacified the agitated protesters.

Reports from Narbal area of District Budgam in Central Kashmir said that unknown miscreants sprayed some chemical on the face of a non-local labor as a result he felt unconscious. The victim whom police identified as Muhammad Rafiq of West Bengal was shifted to JVC Hospital Bemina.

Protests were held in two villages of Pulwama district in south Kashmir after braids of two women were allegedly cut by unknown persons.

Reports said that people, mostly women, took to streets in Manghama and Pahoo villages after braids of two women were allegedly chopped off.

They said that the protesters raised pro-freedom and anti-government slogans.

The protesters alleged that the government has failed to provide safety to them.

Braid Chopping incidents were also reported from Sangarwani and Qalampora villages of the Pulwama district.

Pertinently, hair of several young girls and women in many parts of the Valley has been mysteriously found chopped during the past month. (CNS)

JRL calls for shutdown on Monday

 Srinagar:   Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Dr Mohammad Omer Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik,Saturdaycalled for a shutdown on October 9Monday against braid chopping incidents in state.

Commenting over the incessant braid chopping the JRL said that it is a well thought out conspiracy and added that it is a big challenge for us as dignity of women folk is at stake. They appealed people to observe complete shutdown against humiliation meted to women.

Let us convey a message to these miscreants that in no way we will give up our resistance and will pursue the right to self-determination movement , said JRL.

Appealing people, the leaders maintained that unity and steadfastness is need of the hour and while making every such mischievous ploy a failure, we will pursue mission till its logical end, said JRL. (CNS)


Amid shutdown, traders’ stage protest against alleged police excesses

Anantnag: Amid shutdown, traders in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district staged a protest against alleged police excesses on Saturday.

The protesting traders accused Station House Officer Anantnag of harassment and demanded his immediate transfer from the area.

“After clashes with protesters on Friday, the police party headed by Station House Officer not only lobbed tear-smoke shells inside the shops but also thrashed of the traders. The police also detained some of the shopkeepers at Reshi Bazar,” the protesting traders told news agency CNS.

They said that if police excesses don’t stop, they will go for indefinite strike.

Shops and other business establishments remained shut in the district except KP road where shopkeepers did normal business.

Reports said that youth at Reshi Bazar, Mattan Chowk and Achabal Ada emerged in large numbers and pelted stones on government forces. Witnesses said that police lobbed tear-gas shells to disperse the protesting youth. Due to clashes and shutdown, normal life was disrupted in the town. (CNS)

Clashes erupted during CASO in Pulwama

Pulwama: Clashes erupted between government forces and locals after Indian Army unit from 55 Rashtriya Rifles, 182 Battalion CRPF and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir cordoned off Belov village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Reports said that after receiving inputs about the presence of two militants in the village Cordon and Search Operation was launched in the village. As soon as the Forces started search operation, a large number of locals hit to roads and pelted stones on the armed forces.

Forces charged protesters with canes, however, as the clashes intensified, Government Forces fired tear smoke shells to disperse them. Locals alleged that a shell landed into the top storey of a house owned by one Ghulam Muhammad Dar, that caught fire.

The house was damaged in the fire. A police official told news agency CNS that they will ascertain the cause of fire.

During the clashes several people were wounded. The police official said that the CASO concluded without any success. (CNS)

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