Sahil MaqboolSrinagar, Oct 07:
Opposition National Conference (NC) HabbaKadal MLA and party’s women’s provincial president, ShameemaFirdous, Saturday blamed the right wing Hindu radical organization RSS for the braid chopping incidents stating that it was “unleashing reign of fear.’’
Talking to Rising Kashmir, Firdous described braid chopping incidents as attacks on Kashmiri women’s dignity and termed them unacceptable.
She suggested that the High Court should take a suo-motto cognizance of the events and urged upon Kashmir police to “nab the real culprits at the earliest.”
NC MLA said that such incidents in the Muslim majority state were unacceptable.
“According to Muslim Shariyat no man can even touch the hair of a Muslim lady as it is a major sin. No Muslim can even touch the hair of a woman as according to Shariya, it is a major sin, so it is clear that the braid choppers are non Muslims,” she said.
“The incidents have taken place in mysterious circumstances and each time the choppers are either shielded or provided a safe passage by the security forces. Their vehicles and patrolling parties have been seen close to the areas where such incidents occurred. Reports coming in so far have pointed a finger of doubt towards the security forces and their sympathizers as they have been close to the incidents at various places,” she said.
These incidents have taken place for past two weeks and every parent in the Valley has apprehensions about the safety of their daughters and women in the family, while as police has not been able to nab even a single culprit so for,” she said.
The NC MLA said the RSS and their leaders have been spewing venom on Kashmiri people and about three months back, they publicly saying that they are training their workers to counter the stone-pelters in Kashmir.”
“ RSS leaders feel proud while pouring venom on Kashmiri Muslims and they have publically said that RSS activists are ready to go to Kashmir and fight stone-pelters. So I believe that they have already entered the Valley and are busy in braid chopping,” Shameema said.
She said that the HC can make “administration and police answerable in this regard.’’
Expressing concern over silence of Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, she said, “Mehbooba while being a woman herself, has not shown sufficient concern over the atrocities against Kashmiri women and that is disgusting.If a single stone-pelter is wanted in a case, police makes his arrest possible in no time and books him under PSA. It is so sad that they are not paying any serious attention to the braid chopping incidents, which are increasing”.