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Braid-chopping: Restrictions imposed in Srinagar to prevent protests

Srinagar—Restrictions were imposed in various parts of Srinagar on Friday to prevent Joint Resistance Leadership's (JRL) called protests against increasing incidents of braid chopping in Jammu and Kashmir.

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

Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir Basheer Khan has ordered closure of all schools and colleges in the valley on Friday.

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

The JRL 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.

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

(Agencies)

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