Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership has appealed the people to observe ‘civil curfew’ on Saturday against the braid chopping incidents. The JRL has also called for a complete shutdown on Saturday.
They said that the decision was taken following a meeting after Magrib (evening) prayers at the residence of Hurriyat (G) chairman in Hyderpora on Thursday, reported the Greater Kashmir.
“In the meeting, the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir was discussed besides the braid cutting incidents and efforts to abrogate state subject laws,” they said.
The leadership has called the braid-cutting incidents as an “Indian ploy” to target women in Kashmir through “specially trained persons”.
They also appealed to the people not to thrash any suspects and “instead hand them over to Masjid committees”.
Braids of more than a 100 women has been chopped off in the past two months. Not a single person has been nabbed in connection with the crimes. Police, on the contrary balmes the local populace for not cooperating with them.
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti who after a 100 braid chopping incidents broke her silence and called it an attempt to create mass hysteria. She added that it was an attempt to undermine the dignity of women.
Her cabinet minister Altaf Bukhari, who is the Education Minister touted the who thing as ‘Mass Hysteria’ and an attempt to divert children from education.
The Opposition and the Resistance leaders have been castigating the government on a daily basis for failing to stop the incidents and ‘protecting the honour of mothers and sisters’.