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Restrictions imposed in Srinagar to prevent protests called by separatists against ‘braid chopping’

Prohibitory orders were imposed in Khanyar, Nowhatta, Kralkhud, classes remain shut in Kashmir University on the second day, schools will remain shut today.

india Updated: Oct 13, 2017 08:51 IST
A Kashmiri woman shows her braid, which was cut in central Batamalloo area of Srinagar on October 09.
A Kashmiri woman shows her braid, which was cut in central Batamalloo area of Srinagar on October 09. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

Restrictions were imposed in various parts of Srinagar on Friday to prevent protests called by separatists against increasing incidents of braid chopping in Jammu and Kashmir.

Police said these prohibitory orders were in place in Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, MR Gunj, Safa Kadal, Maisuma and Kralkhud.

Divisional commissioner of Kashmir Basheer Khan has ordered all schools and colleges in the Valley to be closed on Friday.

Classes would also remain suspended for the second consecutive day in the Kashmir University.

The separatists have called for these protests after the Friday prayers.

At least 100 incidents of braid chopping have been reported from different parts of the Valley in the last one month, a police officer said.

Vigilantes have caught and beaten up many suspected of being alleged braid choppers.

So far, the police has failed to arrest any person actually involved in these incidents.