Rising Kashmir NewsSrinagar, Oct 07:
A large number of girl students of Women’s’ College M A road Saturday protested against the broad chopping incidents in Kashmir.
Terming the incidents as “attack on the dignity of women”, they asked the authorities to nab the culprits behind these “heinous crimes.” Despite the continuous protests, the “mysterious braid chopping incidents’’ have continued from the last three weeks.
A large number of girl students assembled in the college premises and shouted slogans terming the braid chopping incidents as “unfortunate.” Despite the rewards by police, the administration has failed to come up with the “clue over these incidents.’’
The continuous incidents have triggered fear among the people especially among the womenfolk here. “We don’t dare to venture outside even during day time. These acts must be stopped forth with so that the people could feel a sigh of relief,” said a group of protesting students.
The protesting students warned that they will hit the streets in “case the administration fails to find the culprits behind these incidents.”
Local residents from SaidaKadal and Chattabal areas of Srinagar also protested against the braid chopping incidents. The locals also resorted to slogan shouting and held government and its agencies responsible for these mysterious acts. They also demanded an immediate end to the brad chopping incidents.
Over 50 incidents of braid chopping have been reported with the police failing to find any breakthrough. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had earlier directed the police to formulate a team to investigate the matter thoroughly. The state police later formed a special investigation team (SIT) in this regard. Police also announced a reward of Rs 6 lakh for credible information leading to arrest of any person behind braid chopping incidents.
However late Friday evening police rued the “lack of support” from public in solving the “mystery behind unabated braid-chopping incidents in Kashmir valley.” Police officials said that “ all the accused handed over to them were found innocent.”
“In most of the cases, we have not been provided support by the victims or close family members. People may be reluctant in going to the police stations. We have decided that a lady police officer would be available for these victims to be examined or their statements to be recorded,” DIG central Kashmir, Ghulam Hassan Bhat had told reporters on Friday. (KNS)