Men in Indian army’s uniform chopped girl’s braid in Uri » Kashmir Media Service

Srinagar, October 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, in a first incident of braid-chopping in border area of Uri in Baramulla district, braid-choppers on Wednesday chopped the hair of a teenage girl in Bandi area of the township. Uri has a massive military presence.

The victim girl was identified as Shaista Karim, daughter of Abdul Karim. She is 18 years old. The mother of the teenage girl told media that she along with her daughter were sleeping in a room in the ground floor of their under construction house.

At around 2:30 am, Rashida Begum, the mother of the girl said, “My daughter went to washroom to attend the call of nature. As soon as she went closer to the washroom, two men came down the stairs from our second floor. As my daughter tried to escape one of the two men caught hold of her and blocked her mouth with his hand, while the other person cut off her hair. They later ran away.”

“We rushed to the second story of the house. On the road we noticed army vehicles were stationed. The army men yelled at us as to what had happened,” Begum said. She said, “When we told them that two ‘men in uniform’ had chopped off the hair of our daughter, they started their vehicles and went away.”

The victim girl, Shaista said that she saw two men in army fatigues who came rushing to her. “They were in army uniform and wore army boots (black colour),” she said, “the footprints of the army shoes are still on the stair cases and second floor of our under construction house.”

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