Braid-chopping: JRL warns of peoples’ movement, calls for protests tomorrow

While calling for “peaceful” protests tomorrow, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Thursday warned of a peoples’ movement against the growing incidents of braid-chopping in Kashmir valley.
Braid-chopping: JRL warns of peoples’ movement, calls for protests tomorrow
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While calling for "peaceful" protests tomorrow, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Thursday warned of a peoples' movement against the growing incidents of braid-chopping in Kashmir valley.

In a statement, issued today, the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik said the "attacks on our mothers, sisters and daughters" were not acceptable. "…and if these attacks do not stop immediately, we will have no choice but to launch a peoples' protest against it."

Calling for peaceful protests tomorrow after Friday prayers against these continuing attacks on Kashmiri women, JRL said that growing attacks on women and ugly acts of braid chopping are a "direct attack on our dignity and no Kashmiri will tolerate these attacks anymore."

They said that Kashmiri mothers, sisters and daughters are under attack from some hidden enemy.

"We as a nation are living in an unrelenting horror and worry but so-called rulers, their police and other agencies remain absolutely naïve about it. So-called rulers are busy riding scooters and arranging music concerts and their forces and agencies are calling this menace as mere frenzy," they said, in the statement.

They said that hundreds of "our sisters have been left shaken by unidentified assailants".

"Police and forces that take no time to identify even masked protesters and finding the hidden faces behind every happening and are punctual while crushing the peaceful political activities till now claim no breakthrough. This ignorance is actually proving that entire matter is doubtful and situation extremely startling," they said.

Emphasizing on the need of unity to fight this menace, JRL said that society-based vigil should be enhanced and dealt with nobility.

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