October 2017 News

Braid-chopping Aimed At Creating Mass Hysteria: CM

12 October 2017
The Tribune (Chandigarh)
Ishfaq Tantry

Srinagar: 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 threatening the fragile peace in the region. Besides, the J&K High Court has also taken cognisance of these mysterious incidents and has sought the government's response in the matter. 'Braid-chopping incidents are attempts to create mass hysteria and undermine the dignity of the women in the state,' Mehbooba tweeted today. 'The government will ensure steps are taken to find the motives behind these attacks,' she said in another tweet while posting a picture of the high-level meeting over the issue which was attended by DGP SP Vaid, Chief Secretary BB Vyas and other officials from the police and civil administration. Meanwhile, fresh braid-chopping incidents were reported in many areas today even as violent clashes erupted between youth and the police in the Wakura area of Ganderbal district, where people claimed to have apprehended two suspects today. In the city, the Batamaloo and Qamarwari areas also witnessed stone-throwing incidents.