Srinagar, October 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Employees Joint Action Committee EJAC (Q), an association of several government employees’ unions, held a sit-in at Partap Park in Srinagar, today, to protest against the growing incidents of braid chopping across Kashmir.

The protesting employees were holding banners which read “Stop braid-chopping, punish the culprits”, and “No compromise on honour and dignity of women”.

The EJAC (Q) President, Abdul Qayoom Wani told media persons that braid chopping has led to fear psychosis among people which needs to be overcome.

“Our women are not even safe in their homes. Students whose exams are underway are going through a mental trauma due to the braid-cutting incidents and business establishments have also been hit badly. People who are behind these incidents must be exposed and brought in front of common people,” he added.

Wani said some people are justifying the braid-chopping incidents in Kashmir by comparing it with incidents happening outside the territory which is illogical.

Meanwhile, a sit-in was also held at the Hari Singh High Street under the banner of All Kashmir Gold Dealers and Workers Association.

Addressing the media persons, Bashir Ahmad Rather, president of the association, said police must nab the mischievous elements behind braid-chopping so that people could live peacefully.

“Everyone especially women are now-a-days mostly staying indoors and that has hit businesses badly. We urge Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti that measures must be taken to ensure there is an end to the menace of braid-chopping,” Rather said.

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