Budgam: Unidentified people chopped the beard of a Masjid Imam (Mosque Cleric) in the Budgam district of central Kashmir on Friday.
Molvi Ghulam Nabi Ghorsi was on way to Masjid in Futlipora village of Chrar-e-Sharief area early today to lead Fajr prayers when unknown persons caught hold of him and chopped off his beard, local sources said.
In a first, a beard chopping incident has been reported from Kashmir.
The braid chopping incidents in the valley, which started in Kashmir’s Kulgam on September 14 have created mass panic among the people who have protested against unabated braid chopping incidents in Kashmir.
Around 85 incidents have been reported in Kashmir so far, with 30 incidents reported from Kulgam itself. Kulgam has the highest number of cases so far.
5 braid chopping incidents were reported today, with 3 from the city itself.
People at many places have caught hold of suspected braid choppers and beaten them, or handed them over to the police.
He fell unconscious and was shifted to Hospital, they said.