Restrictions imposed in Srinagar to prevent protest against braid-chopping

Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Saturday to maintain law and order in the wake of a separatist-called protest shutdown against growing incidents of braid chopping. Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Saturday to maintain law and order in the wake of a separatist-called protest shutdown against growing incidents of braid chopping. “Restrictions have been imposed in Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj, Rainawari, Khanyar, Safa Kadal, Maisuma and Kralkhud areas,” the police said. The separatist leaders have appealed to people to hand over suspected braid choppers…

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JRL calls for shutdown on Saturday against increasing braid chopping incidents across Kashmir

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Friday called for a complete shutdown in Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow against the unabated braid-cutting incidents. Sources said that the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik called for shutdown and appealed to the freedom-loving people to observe civil curfew tomorrow. They said that the decision was taken following a meeting after Magrib (evening) prayers at the residence of Hurriyat (G) chairman in Hyderpora yesterday. “In the meeting, the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir was discussed besides the braid…

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Mob protesting braid-chopping attacks army two hurt as forces open fire

Residents of a village in Pahalgam area of Anantnag district staged a protest after they caught an alleged braid chopper Two people suffered bullet injuries after security forces opened fire on protesters who pelted stones at them in Pahalgam area of Anantnag district on Wednesday, a senior police officer told Kashmir Post. “There were protests in the area against allegations of “braid chopping” and army personnel were passing through the area. Protesters pelted stones at them and they opened fire in retaliation. Two persons suffered bullet injuries but they are…

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Clashes in Rambagh Srinagar after fresh braid chopping incident

Clashes erupted in Rambagh area of Srinagar after a woman’s braid was chopped off by unknown persons on Tuesday. An eyewitness said that youth took to streets and blocked the road, hampering the movement of traffic. Police swung into action and lobbed several teargas shells to chase away the protesters, triggering clashes. Yesterday, massive clashes erupted in Maisuma area of the city after a woman’s braid was cut. There have been over 100 incidents of braid chopping in the Valley during last one month, but not a single culprit has…

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Braid Chopping goes untraced, latest incident reported from Maisuma

Massive clashes erupted in Maisuma area of Srinagar on Monday after a woman’s braid was allegedly chopped off by unknown persons. As the news of alleged hair-chopping spread, youth took to streets and enforced a shutdown in Maisuma and the adjacent Lal Chowk area. Forces deployed in the area lobbed teargas shells at the protesters who pelted them with stones. Traffic movement was severely affected on both the MA road and the Residency Road. Most of the motorists diverted towards Residency road due to clashes, triggering a traffic jam. Clashes…

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Lashkar commander among two militants killed in Pulwama gunfight, One Civilian killed, scores injured after forces open fire during Pulwama clashes

Police on Saturday said the two militants killed in a gunfight with government forces in Litter village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district belonged to Lashkar-e-Toiba militant outfit. An official identified the slain militants as Wasim Shah @Usama, resident of Heff and NAsir Ahmad Mir of Litter. Shah, he said, was the Shopian district commander of the LeT. He said one Ak-47, one AK-57 and six AK magazines were recovered from the gunfight site. Meanwhile, dozens of civilians were injured in massive clashes that erupted in Litter and adjacent villages of…

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Braid chopping incident triggers Shutdown, Clashes in Sopore, Restrictions imposed in Srinagar

Clashes erupted in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday after the braid of a 40-year-old woman was chopped off by unknown persons in Khushal Matoo village. Reports said that the woman (name withheld) was in the kitchen of her home when unknown person sprayed something on her, knocking her unconscious, and chopped her braid. She was later taken to SDH Sopore in an unconscious state. Soon after the incident, hundreds of people assembled at main chowk area of the town and staged a protest demonstration against the…

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Two Commandos, Three LeT militants killed in Hajin shootout

Three militants and two Air Force commandos were killed in a shootout in Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Wednesday, police said. They said that militants opened fire on a joint party of 13 RR of army and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir police laying siege to Rakh (Paribal) area of Hajin today morning following inputs about the presence of eight militants in the area. “As the forces were closing in, the hiding militants fired upon them around 5 am, resulting in injuries to three personnel of Garud…

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Shutdown across Kashmir against increasing incidents of Braid Chopping, Restrictions at many places in Srinagar

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for complete shutdown on Monday against the unabated incidents of braid chopping in Kashmir. In a statement issued here, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said that there was a “well planned conspiracy” behind the braid chopping of Kashmiri women. Kashmir valley has been witnessing braid chopping incidents for last one month which has evoked widespread condemnation and spread fear. On last Friday, protests against the braid chopping were held across Kashmir on the call of the resistance leadership.…

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Post Braid chopping incidents, Beard chopping reported from Charar-e-Sharif

After braid chopping incident created fear among the valleyites, unknown persons chopped off beard of a Masjid Imam in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Friday. Molvi Ghulam Nabi Ghorsi was on way to Masjid in Futlipora village of Chrar-e-Sharief area early today to lead Fajr prayers when unknown persons caught hold of him and chopped off his beard, local sources said. He fell unconscious and was shifted to Hospital, they said. A police official in Chrar-e-Sharief has confirmed the incident. Meanwhile, Protests erupted in Natipora area of Srinagar on Friday after…

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