2017 October 19 » Kashmir Media Service

Disgraceful acts trigger protests, shutdown

Srinagar, October 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, forceful demonstrations were held at many places against the growing incidents of the chopping of the women’s braids, masterminded by Indian intelligence agencies.

More than three hundred such incidents have occurred during the last one month in the occupied territory. A large number of Huriryat leaders and activists took part in the protest at Abi Guzar near Lal Chowk in Srinagar. The protesters were holding banners and placards with slogans reading “Stop Braid Chopping” and “Attacks on dignity of daughters not acceptable”. The protesters said that braid chopping was a ploy to intimidate Kashmiris into relinquishing freedom struggle. The protests were organized by the Joint Resistance Leadership and participated among others by Hurriyat leaders Zamruda Habib, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Hakeem Abdur Rasheed and Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi.

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Srinagar, October 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Thursday staged a protest in Srinagar against authorities’ failure to stop braid-cutting incidents.

Scores of workers of various pro-freedom organisations took part in the protest staged at Abi Guzar lane near the Lal Chowk.

The protesters were holding placards with messages urging an end to braid-cutting attacks. “Stop braid-chopping”, “Attacks on dignity of daughter not acceptable” and “Attacks on Kashmiri women and braid chopping is a ploy to intimidate Kashmiris” were some of messages written on placards. »

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Srinagar, October 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, protests were held amid shutdown in Srinagar and Pulwama areas on Thursday against fresh incidents of brad-chopping and highhandedness of Indian forces.

The residents of Hazratbal took to streets against braid chopping of a woman in Dhobi Mohalla area of the city and staged massive protests. Two incidents of braid-cutting have taken place in the area in the past one week. »

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Srinagar, October 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Huriryat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has greeted government as well as people of Pakistan over its becoming the member of United Nations Human Rights Council for the next term.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar hoped that Pakistan would continue to raise its voice against human rights violations perpetrated in any part of the world, particularly in Jammu and Kashmir by the Indian occupational forces. »

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Srinagar, October 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, fresh braid cutting incidents triggered protests and clashes in several parts of the Kashmir Valley.

Clashes erupted in Mehjoor Nagar of Srinagar after the braid of a woman was cut by miscreants. Youth took to the streets and clashed with Indian forces. Protests and clashes led to shutdown in the area. Protests also broke out in Chattabal area against an overnight braid cutting incident. A large number of women took to the streets and raised anti-India and anti-police slogans. A miscreant barged into the secluded house of Bilal Ahmed Gojri and attacked his wife but lost balance and fell on the ground and suffered injuries and is unable to move. »

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Srinagar, October 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Dukhtaran-e-Millat has paid glorious tributes to religious scholar, Showkat Ahmad Falahi, who was martyred by Indian forces.

The DeM General Secretary Nahida Nasreen in a statement issued in Srinagar said the martyr, Showkat, was a religious scholar who in the truest sense had contemplated Islam, role of youth in the society and significance of freedom struggle. »

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Srinagar, October 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association has strongly condemned the firing by Indian troops on a group of people at Walarhama village in Pahalgam area of South Kashmir, which injured at least five civilians including an old woman.

The Bar Association in a statement in Srinagar maintained that when the braid choppers were caught by people in Kulgam, Kupwara and Uri, Indian army and police immediately reached the spot and resorted to firing and teargas shelling to rescue the braid choppers. »

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Islamabad, October 19 (KMS): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has strongly denounced Indian rulers for their yet another method of torture being inflicted on the women of Kashmir in the shape of braid cutting by spraying unconscious to punish them for the movement of freedom.

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement issued in Islamabad said this is in addition to killing of innocent people inside and along the LoC, pellet-blinding, crack-downs, night raids, arrests, long detentions, false & fabricated cases under the inhuman laws in the length and breadth of Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, October 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Private Schools Association of Kashmir (PSAK) has expressed concern over the unabated braid chopping incidents happening in the Valley which has created fear psychosis among students at all levels in schools, colleges, universities and coaching centres.

The PSAK President, G N War in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the incidents happening in almost each and every district had affected the students both physically and mentally. “Girl students fear to come to school, boys fear to venture into outside areas as the former might be victim of braid chopping and later getting accused of such incidents by mobs, he added. »

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