Our Sisters, Mothers not safe: Braid Vigilantes Prowl Kashmir Valley

Our Sisters, Mothers not safe: Braid Vigilantes Prowl Kashmir Valley

Armed with sticks, knives and small axes, groups of men have mushroomed in the past month across Kashmir that has seen at least 100 incidents of ‘braid chopping’ – mysterious instances in which women wake up to find their braids...
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Joint Resistance Leadership warns of uprising, calls for protests today

Joint Resistance Leadership warns of uprising, calls for protests today

The joint separatist leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Thursday staged protests against the unabated incidents of braid-chopping across Kashmir, stating that attacks on women folk are “completely unaccept...
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Braid Chopping continue unabated, fresh incidents spark protests

Braid Chopping continue unabated, fresh incidents spark protests

The braid chopping incidents continued unabated in the Valley on Thursday triggering anti-government protests. The residents of Zewan in Srinagar said a braid of a minor girl was cut by unknown persons inside her house last evening. “The house is...
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Srinagar continues to reel under braid chopping fear

Srinagar continues to reel under braid chopping fear

A knock at the door early in the morning makes Asiya Farash, a house maker, suspicious. Since the mysterious braid choppers cut her neighbour’s braids, she suspects everyone who passes by her house at Batamaloo here. The repeated knocks increase...
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Police act faster than light in other cases, why braid-cutting still a mystery: Yasin Malik

Police act faster than light in other cases, why braid-cutting still a mystery: Yasin Malik

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Muhammad Yasin Malik Tuesday questioned the police for not cracking the braid cutting cases, stating that ‘police act faster than light in cases of arresting masked stone pelters, pro-freedom leaders and foiling peace...
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New deadline for Jehangir Chowk flyover is June ’18

New deadline for Jehangir Chowk flyover is June ’18

After missing several deadlines, the J&K Government has set a new deadline for the Rambagh-Jehangir Chowk flyover. The project, which has been hanging fire since 2013, would now be completed in June 2018. The statement to this effect was made...
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No let up in Braid Chopping, Resistance Camp concerned about increasing incidents

No let up in Braid Chopping, Resistance Camp concerned about increasing incidents

Police rules out lie-detection test of victims Hurriyat (G) concerned over braid chopping incidents Clashes erupted across Kashmir as there was no let up in the braid chopping incidents in the wake of failure of police to make any breakthrough...
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Men skipping mosque prayers to protect women in Kupwara

Men skipping mosque prayers to protect women in Kupwara

Three recent incidents of braid-chopping in Kupwara have triggered such panic among people that men in some villages have begun skipping evening and late evening prayers in mosques to protect their womenfolk at home. A teenaged girl’s (name withheld) braid.....
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Joint Resistance leadership slams Govt over Downtown Curbs, Closure of Schools

Joint Resistance leadership slams Govt over Downtown Curbs, Closure of Schools

Joint separatist leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday slammed the government for once again turning Downtown Srinagar into a “military fortress”, barring people from offering prayers at Jamia Masjid...
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Braid Chopping aimed at creating mass hysteria: Mehbooba Mufti

Braid Chopping aimed at creating mass hysteria: Mehbooba Mufti

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today said braid-chopping incidents were an attempt at creating mass hysteria in the state. Mehbooba on Thursday chaired a high-level meeting on the alleged braid-chopping incidents that have triggered widespread panic and are thr...
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