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Braid chopping: Protesters block highway in Anantnag in south Kashmir

Braid chopping: Protesters block highway in Anantnag in south Kashmir
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Residents on Friday blocked the busy Srinagar-Jammu highway near Wanpoh railway station in Anantnag district of south Kashmir to protest against a braid-chopping case.

The protesters were demanding action against the culprits.

Meanwhile, a non-local thrashed in Qaimoh last night after being accused of being a braid chopper has been admitted to a hospital.

Another person apprehended by locals in Sherpora locality of old town Anantnag last night, according to police, is a drug peddler.

An official identified him as Gowhar Ahmad from Budgam district.

โ€œHe was apprehended at Car Plaza KP road along with Spasmo-proxy vom tablets this year and a case stands registered against him at police post General Bus stand Anantnag,โ€ said the official.

โ€œHe is also a thief. He was released after three months.โ€

Nearly two dozen incidents of mysterious hair chopping have been reported from Kashmir, with nearly fifteen incidents from Kulgam and Anantnag districts during past couple of weeks.

Police have formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the matter. So far the police and the authorities have been clueless.

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