Srinagar, October 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, intense clashes erupted in Islamic University of Science and Technology in Awantipora area of Pulwama, today, after students of the varsity protested against the continued arrest of their colleague, Junaid Ahmad Aakhoon.

Junaid was arrested by police on Sunday from his house in Aragam village of Awantipora. »

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Srinagar, October 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, several people were injured when Indian troops used brute force on peaceful protesters in Hajin area of Bandipora district, today.

People took to the streets after Indian troops launched a cordon and search operation in Parray Mohalla and Kochak Mohalla areas of Hajin. The troops fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters, injuring several of them. »

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Locals catch braid-chopper soldier in Kupwara

Srinagar, October 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, fresh incidents of braid chopping in Srinagar, Pulwama, Baramulla, Bandipora and Kupwara districts triggered protests, clashes and shutdown in different areas of the Valley, today.

Protesters, mostly women, blocked Bandipora-Srinagar highway against a braid chopping incident in Panzinara area of Srinagar. The protests disrupted traffic for several hours. The protesters raised slogans demanding arrest of the culprits. Clashes were reported from Rambagh after braid of a local woman was found chopped off. The protesters blocked main road, which disturbed vehicular movement. Indian police used brute force and fired teargas shells on the protesters. »

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Protesters subjected to brute force

Srinagar, October 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, one civilian was killed and dozens other were injured after Indian troops used brute force on peaceful protesters in Pulwama district, today.

People took to the streets in Litter area of the district and started forceful demonstrations against the killing of two youth by the troops during a siege and search operation. »

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Srinagar, October 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, members of a civil society group held a sit-in at Pratap Park in Srinagar against the increasing braid-chopping incidents.

The sit-in was held under the banner of Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS). The protestors carried placards that read “braid-chopping is shameful on the part of perpetrators”. »

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Srinagar, October 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities have imposed restrictions in Srinagar to prevent people from staging demonstrations against increasing incidents of braid-chopping in the territory.

Call for holding of the demonstrations has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. »

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Srinagar, October 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people held protests in Wakura area of Ganderbal district after catching hold of two braid-choppers.

Locals told media that two men moving suspiciously in the area were caught by people and beaten to pulp. They said that both of them had tried to chop off the braid of a girl. “Some chopped hair were also recovered from their possession,” they said. »

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Srinagar, October 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, clashes erupted in Sopore area of Baramulla district, today, after the braid of a 40-year-old woman was chopped off by unknown persons in Khushal Matoo village.

Locals told media that the woman was in the kitchen of her home when unknown person sprayed something on her, knocking her unconscious, and chopped her braid. She was later taken to sub-divisional hospital, Sopore, in an unconscious state. »

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Srinagar, October 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has urged the people to hold peaceful demonstrations after Friday prayers against incessant braid-chopping incidents.

The resistance leaders in a statement issued in Srinagar said that braid-chopping incidents were increasing and spreading across occupied Kashmir, leading to great insecurity and fear among the people. “It looks like another ploy to frustrate the resilient and unyielding people of Kashmir,” they added.
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Srinagar, October 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the students of Kashmir University staged forceful demonstrations, today, against the failure of the puppet administration to prevent braid-chopping incidents in the territory.

The Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik had asked the students of the occupied territory to hold demonstrations, today, against the disgraceful incidents of chopping of braids of women particularly young girls. However, the puppet authorities announced the closure of schools across the Kashmir Valley to prevent the protests. In a latest tactic of state terrorism, the agents of Indian secret agencies use chemicals to make women unconscious and cut their braids. Locals say that the acts were aimed at creating a sense of insecurity and fear-psychosis among the womenfolk. »

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