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Tension in Kashmir's Kupwara after mob thrashes soldier accused of braid-chopping

Tension in Kashmir's Kupwara after mob thrashes soldier accused of braid-chopping”

The braid of a woman was chopped inside her house at Redi Chowkibal area of Kupwara district early this morning.

Is Kashmir's braid-chopper a figment of people's imagination with its roots in mass-hysteria?

The mob heckled and beat the jawan.

After being informed about the incident, the police and army men rushed to the spot and it took them some time to rescue the jawan from the clutches of the mob.

Later, the protesters pelted the forces with stones who retaliated by lobbing teargas shells. The clashes continued for some time.

A video of the incident was being widely circulated on social networking sites.

SSP Kupwara Shamsher Hussain dismissed the allegations of the locals.

As many as 100 such incidents have already taken place in little over a month.

A SHO and two policemen were injured along with a youth who has been hospitalised, they said. The forum spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said, "So far, people of Kashmir have only witnessed tall claims and hollow assurances on the part of police without any tangible progress in apprehending the elements involved in these incidents", KMS reported.

"We have launched investigations", he said. A majority of such incidents were reported from densely populated urban areas and rural zones, and the victims were mostly young girls or middle-aged women.

Imtiyaz added: "The rumors spread in Kashmir valley, over braid chopping are baseless".

"People catch anybody doing his duty".

The locals also thrashed a Territorial Army man, suspecting him to be the braid-chopper. They also announced Rs 6 lakh reward for anyone who gave information helpful for nabbing the culprits.



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