Indian occupied Kashmir completely shut down

Indian occupied Kashmir completely shut down

Indian occupied Kashmir completely shut down

A complete shutdown will be observed on Monday against the braid chopping incidents masterminded by Indian secret agencies in Indian Occupied Kashmir.

A police official said restrictions were imposed to thwart protests called by separatists against braid chopping incidents in the Valley.

Shops, public transport and educational institutes remained closed here and also in other major cities and towns of the valley.

Police have already constituted Special investigation teams in all districts but there has been no breakthrough yet into these incidents. The civil society members shouted slogans against the braid chopping incidents. Even opposition political parties in Kashmir have lashed out at the government for its "failure" to arrest the accused.

JRL had called for a shutdown against the unabated braid-chopping incidents in the Valley, calling them as an attack on the "dignity of women". So while the braid-chopping scare has petered out in other north Indian states, in Jammu and Kashmir it has given rise to vigilantism and violence. People should not follow rumors blindly.

While one 70-year-old man was lynched in Anantnag late last week, on Sunday six foreigners were chased and almost killed on suspicion of being braid-cutters.

The septuagenarian died after a young man hit him with a stone under the impression he was the one behind the mysterious incidents.

The spokesman appealed people to "cooperate with police and not to resort to kangaroo justice".

She said that the HC can make "administration and police answerable in this regard". Reports said that police used tear-smoke shells to disperse protesters in Batamaloo area of Srinagar city.

In another case, a mob intercepted a person near Tourist Reception Centre on charges of being a braid chopper, the spokesman said.

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