Braid chopping incidents attempt to create mass hysteria: CM

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Fresh incidents reported from Ganderbal, Batamaloo
Six rumour mongers arrested: Police

Braid chopping incidents attempt to create mass hysteria: CM

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar, Oct 12:

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today said the braid chopping incidents were attempts to create mass hysteria and undermine the dignity of women in the state.
She said the government will take steps to find the motives behind the braid chopping attacks.
"Braid chopping incidents are attempts to create mass hysteria and undermine the dignity of the women in the state," Mehbooba wrote on Twitter.
Meanwhile, police claimed to have arrested six persons on charges of rumour mongering about braid chopping in the vicinity of Batamaloo.
“These rumour mongers were taking advantage of braid chopping incidents to instigate general public for protests and to motivate the youth of Batamaloo area to pelt stones upon deployed security forces in Batamaloo area,” a police spokesman said.
He said the basic aim of these detained rumour mongers was to disrupt peace and tranquillity of the valley so that people of the locality take out processions against government.
“Keeping in view the gravity of rumours of braid chopping, all these six rumour mongers have been arrested in case FIR number 163/2017 of Police Station Batamaloo,” he added.
Separatist groups have blamed security agencies for the attacks and called for protests against the incidents.
They called for a general strike on October 9, which evoked good response.
Over 100 braid chopping incidents have been reported so far but no arrests have been made even after passage of one month.
Police has formed special investigation teams in most of the valley districts and offered a reward of Rs six lakh for information leading to arrest of the culprits.
Meanwhile, there seems to be no end to mysterious braid chopping incidents as fresh incidents were reported from parts of Kashmir.
The braid choppers this afternoon chopped hair of a 17-year-old girl in Wakoora area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district and S D Colony Batamaloo in Srinagar.
BMO Wakoora Ganderbal, Dr Waseem said people brought a minor girl to the hospital.
“The girl told us that two unknown persons caught hold of her and chopped her braid inside home,” he said adding there was no issue of using spray on the girl.
Chief Medical Officer Ganderbal, Dr. Peerzada Fayaz confirmed that doctors at PHC Wakoora examined the girl medically.
Police and CRPF men fired teargas shells on people at Wakoora after they protested against the braid chopping incident.
Meanwhile, on the call given by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), students of Kashmir University and Central University Kashmir staged protests against the mysterious braid chopping incidents.
Scores of students assembled on the Kashmir University premises and chanted slogans against the braid chopping incidents. They demanded that the culprits should be identified and punished.
The CUK students alleged that Government of India was behind such events in Kashmir.
The residents of Banpora Naikbagh in Nowgam area also staged protest against the braid chopping incidents.
The women protesters took to streets and blocked the roads for about an hour amidst chanting of anti-government slogans.
They asked police to trace the culprits involved in braid chopping.
Meanwhile, youth in various parts of Valley have formed vigilant groups to keep vigil during the night to prevent the chopping incidents. (Additional inputs from KNS)




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