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SRINAGAR: The unabated braid chopping incidents sparked protest in different parts of Kashmir Valley. Sources said that the fresh braid chopping incidents were reported from Batamaloo, Palapora Noorbagh and Umarheer Bacchpora localities of Srinagar city on Thursday. The braid chopping incident in Batamaloo sparked clashes while a large number of men and women hit to road and shouted anti-police and anti-government slogans.


People also hit to roads at Palapora Noorbagh against a braid cutting incident. In Nowgam, police resorted to tear-gas shelling to disperse the protesters who were demanding action against the braid choppers. The students of Central University of Kashmir, Nowgam campus staged a protest demonstration against the increasing braid-chopping incidents in the Valley.


The protest was held inside the CUK Nowgam campus with the students seeking an end to the mysterious braid-chopping incidents which have increased over the past one month. Carrying banners and playcards, the students chanted pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. The playcards read: ‘end mysterious braid chopping’, ‘bring culprits to book’, and ‘end molestation of women in Kashmir,’ among others.



Students also raised slogans against the incumbent government and the police for their incompetence in nabbing the culprits. “Police do not leave a single stone unturned when they nab a stone pelter, why have turned so incompetent now,” a student told the protesting students’ gathering.