Braid chopping: Kashmir shuts, restrictions imposed in Srinagar parts


Government on Saturday imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city in the wake of a protest shutdown call given by resistance leadership against growing incidents of braid chopping.

“Restrictions have been imposed in Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj, Rainawari, Khanyar, Safa Kadal, Maisuma and Kralkhud areas,” officials said.

The resistance leaders have blamed the police for its failure to nab the culprits.

Shops, public transport and educational institutions remained closed in most parts of Srinagar city.

All exams scheduled for Saturday have been postponed by the University of Kashmir.

There have been over 150 reports of braid chopping in the Kashmir Valley in the last two months, with mobs beating up strangers, tourists and even Army men in plainclothes on suspicion of being braid choppers.


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