Kulgam shuts in protest against the ‘failure of admin, police’ to nab braid-choppers

Srinagar

A spontaneous shutdown amid protests is being observed in Kulgam town in southern part of Kashmir against the failure of the administration and the local police to nab the people behind the “increasing incidents of braid chopping”.

All shops and business establishments are closed while as public transport is off the roads, reports said.

Pertinently, five braid chopping incidents were reported from the district in recent days.

The protesters said that they nabbed three people early Monday night after they attempted to cut the braid of a woman in Malwan village.

However, they said, they raised hue and cry alarming the army personnel who were patrolling in vehicles. They fired some shots in the air and whisked them away, locals informed Kashmir Life.

On Monday, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti directed DGP J&K Police Dr SP Vaid to investigate the incidents.

Later police constituted a special investigating team (SIT) to investigate these cases under the supervision of Addl SP Kulgam.

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