IOK HR body seeks report on braid chopping incidents » Kashmir Media Service

Srinagar, November 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Human Rights Commission of the territory has directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir to file a report in connection with the braid chopping victim who had filed an FIR against a braid-chopper but was put behind the bars for 14 days.

The Chairman of the commission, Justice (Retd) Bilal Nazki, while taking a serious note regarding this issue had directed the IPG Kashmir to file a detailed report about why the victim was sent to the custody of Women Police Station for 14 days.

The braid chopping victim Bilqees Jan had told the commission that on October 01, her hair was chopped and after few days her remaining hair was chopped again and despite hair chopping they (braid choppers) gave her a life threat by saying not to file a complaint or visit any government office regarding the incident.

“Due to the threat I remained quiet and did not bother to file any complaint against the unknown braid choppers but after few days they targeted my daughter, Ronak Rashid, and chopped her hair too,” she said. “This time it was my daughter and I couldn’t tolerate this and I blocked the road outside my home. Then the Batamaloo police came there and called the women police who arrested me and kept me behind the bars for 14 days,” she added.

She further said, few days after the braid chopping incident took place, I was taken to DC office Srinagar along with my husband and daughter and a lady officer there asked me to accept that I am in depression and they will provide me with a certificate of depression.

The petition regarding the braid chopping incidents before the commission was filed by the Chairman of International Forum of Justice, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo.

Pertinently, police in reply to the commission regarding the braid chopping incidents in the Kashmir Valley had stated that despite strenuous efforts and effective measure taken by the police, no concrete clue had been found so far.

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