Amid the growing cases of braid chopping, the State Commission for Women on Thursday asked the police to step in and reassure people.
The Commission expressed serious concern over the growing incidents of braid cutting being reported from various parts of Kashmir which have given rise to fear psychosis and apprehensions in the society.
"The police should reassure people that the perception about the infiltration of invisible elements having crept into the society for creating such a situation is not based on facts. This is important for restoring the shaken faith and confidence of the people in the system," chairperson of the Commission, Nayeema Mehjoor, said. "The top brass of the police need to sensitize their officials at the middle and lower rung to take the reports of braid chopping very seriously, as the confusion and chaos on this account has the potential of vitiating peace in the valley."
"The government through health department should also clear the air about the chemical spray and its adverse health impacts in the long run, as has the rumor spread among some sections of population," she said.
Mehjoor said the special investigation teams of police and the committees formed by the government at the district level for the purpose should share outcome of their findings in such cases with the Commission on regular basis and the government should associate the State Commission for Women and the civil society wherever and whenever such incidents are reported.