JRL calls for shutdown on Oct 9 against braid chopping incidents — Braid chopping incidents continue to spark protests in Kashmir


SRINAGAR Oct 8 (TNS):  Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Dr Mohammad Omer Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik has called for a shutdown on October 09, Monday 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.

Though the mysterious braid chopping incidents in Kashmir continued from last three weeks, the students of Women’s College MA Road staged a protest against what they termed as ‘an attack on the dignity of a woman’.

The girl students assembled in the college premises and shouted slogans against the braid chopping incidents. They were demanding authorities to nab the culprits behind these ‘heinous crimes’.

The students termed these incidents as ‘an attack on the dignity of a woman’, saying that the administration has failed to come up with the clue over these incidents, which is unfortunate.

They said that these acts have created fear among the people especially among the womenfolk here. “We don’t dare to venture outside even in the broad day light. These acts must be stopped forth with so that the people could feel a sigh of relief,” they said.

They also said that they will hit the streets in case the administration fails to find the culprits behind these incidents.

Meanwhile, the locals from Saida Kadal and Chattabal areas of Srinagar also protested against the braid chopping incidents. The locals also chanted slogans against these incidents and held government and its agencies responsible for these mysterious acts. They also demanded an immediate end to the brad chopping incidents.