More reports of hair being cut


Srinagar, Oct 12: There seems to be no end to the mysterious braid chopping incidents as the fresh incidents were Thursday again reported in parts of Kashmir. The students at varsities as well as the locals hit the streets to protest against the braid chopping incidents.
The braid choppers on Thursday afternoon chopped off the hair of a 17-year-old girl in Wakoora area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district while there was also an unconfirmed report of another braid chopping in Batamaloo area of Srinagar.
“Some unknown persons today chopped braid of a 17-year old girl by forcibly taking her to bath room inside the residential house,” news agency KNS informed, adding that the girl (name withheld) was later shifted to local primary health centre for medical checkup.
The number of these incidents is increasing rapidly as the administration has so far failed to nab the culprits behind the braid chopping.
The braid chopping incidents have created panic among the local populace in Kashmir especially among the womenfolk who now feel insecure to sit alone at their respective homes.
BMO Wakoora Ganderbal, Dr Waseem told KNS over phone that people brought a minor girl here who was well in her full consciousness.
“The girl told us that two unknown persons caught hold of her and chopped her braid inside home,” he said, clarifying that 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. He said he was not the appropriate authority to further comment on the issue.
Meanwhile, situation in Wakoora area turned ugly when police and forces used teargas shells against the people who caught hold of two people allegedly involved in braid chopping. (KNS)