YNC activists, lawyers stage protests in Srinagar

YNC activists, lawyers stage protests in Srinagar

Led by the High Court Bar Association president Mian Abdul Qayoom, the protesters raised slogans against the government and demanded immediate end to the braid-chopping of Kashmiri women.

Youth National Conference activists and Kashmir-based lawyers on Wednesday staged separate protests here against increasing braid chopping incidents across Kashmir.

Raising slogans against the “indifferent approach” of the PDP-BJP government, YNC workers led by provincial president Salman Ali Sagar marched from party headquarters Nawa-e-Subah towards city centre Lal Chowk but were stopped by the police near Polo View. Later, Salman along with scores of his supporters, was detained at Kothi Bagh police station.

Slamming the government for its “inability” to stop braid chopping incidents, Salman said: “The situation in Kashmir is deteriorating very fast with every passing day. The fear psychosis has engulfed the whole Valley. Our mothers and sisters now fear to move out and have confined themselves within the four walls of their homes.”

“Nothing much has been done to assuage these fears while the government has failed to put an end to such senseless violence against our women folk,” he said.

The protesters expressed anguish over the way administration and the police are tackling these incidents, saying the government is in “deep slumber” and believes only in “targeting the victims of such acts.”

 

KASHMIR LAWYERS PROTEST

Scores of lawyers on Wednesday staged a protest here against the continuous braid-cutting incidents.

The lawyers gathered outside the premises of the High Court here, carrying banners and placards.

Led by the High Court Bar Association president Mian Abdul Qayoom, the protesters raised slogans against the government and demanded immediate end to the braid-chopping of Kashmiri women.

“We want the braid-chopping to end immediately. The fear it has created among Kashmiris must come to an end so that Kashmiri women continue with their daily chores with absolute freedom,” Qayoom told reporters during the protest rally at Ghanta Ghar.

He said that lawyers believe that whosoever loves the honour of Kashmiri women must support them and join the protest.

Advocate Mushtaq Ahmad Dar, vice-president of HCBA said that rising incidents of braid chopping have created sense of insecurity among public. “We fail to understand why there are no arrests of culprits. Police arrest stone pelters within minutes, why they are not using its wit and technology to crack the mystery behind these incidents,” he said.