Protests, clashes in Batamaloo against ‘rising’ braid chopping incidents

Srinagar

Violent clashes erupted in Batamaloo area of Srinagar against the rising braid chopping incidents in Kashmir on Wednesday after the protestors pelted stones on forces, police said.

Residents of Batamaloo area staged a protest against the alleged inaction of police against braid choppers following a fresh attack in the locality early this morning, police sources said.

They said the protestors turned violent when they were asked to disperse by police and started pelting stones.

Police used force to disperse the protestors, the sources added.

Although the protestors have been chased away, the market in the area has shut down in protest against the fresh attack.

The braid chopping incidents have created a fear psychosis among residents of Kashmir, particularly women, as the culprits have been carrying out their attacks regularly.

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