Protests were held amid a shutdown in Hazratbal area of Srinagar on Thursday following a fresh brad-chopping incident in Dhobi Mohalla area last night.
Reports said that the residents took to streets and staged massive protests against the increasing braid-cutting incidents.
Two incidents of braid-cutting have taken place in the area in past week.
Meanwhile, shops and other commercial establishments are closed in the area.
Hair of over 100 women and young girls has been mysteriously chopped off across the Valley during past month.
These girls and women have told their families and police that unknown persons cut their hair after knocking them unconscious with some spray.
The police have formed Special Investigation Teams to probe the incidents. However, so far the police and the authorities have been clueless.
The police have announced a reward of Rs six lakh for credible information leading to arrest of any person behind braid chopping incidents. So far, no arrests have been made.
At several places, vigilante mobs have thrashed innocents mistaking them for braid choppers.
The growing incidents have forced people to form local committees in every locality who remain awake throughout the night to ensure no braid cutting incident occurs.
These incidents have already created fear psychosis across Kashmir with fear griping the women folk who find it very difficult to venture out of their homes.