mysterious 'braid-choppers' are drugging women and cutting off their hair in india - corrugated sheet
Last week, while Shaqeela Sajad was sweeping the front porch, a masked man dressed in black grabbed her nose with a handkerchief and attacked her.
"When I opened my eyes in the hospital, I found my braids cut off," said 24-year-old Sajad at his home in Srinagar, India.
These unknown braids
The helicopter "is creating a new type of terrorism in small villages and towns in the Himalayan Kashmir region, and over the past 30 years, territorial clashes between India and Pakistan have led to massive bloodshed.
The new fear stems from an attacker or a group of attackers who gave young women medicine and cut their braids, which is why no one can explain for sure.
Here, most women have hair under their hood, so they are potential victims and they are scared.
Over 200 braids in the past six weeks
According to local police, there are reports of the incident.
The attackers attacked or killed lone women in markets and alleys and cut their hair.
Hair tied together is usually found on the spot.
This is a very conservative Muslim.
In most areas, women think it is disgraceful to cut hair or show it publicly.
Most women cover their heads with scarves.
Also, this is taboo for a man who has nothing to do with touching a woman.
The situation is so shocking that the district government of the area has announced a bounty of $9,000 for information on the pigtailschoppers.
There is no clue from the police.
Protesters say the government is not doing enough.
Strikes and protests across Kashmir on Friday led to violence, with demonstrators throwing stones at Indian troops, who responded with tear gas and bullets.
"The situation is worrying," said syednaem AkhtarAndrabi, a provincial MP for the local parliament.
"The probe is on.
Shesh Paul Vaid, a senior police officer in the area, said special teams have been dispatched to all regions to deal with the crisis, but the police need the cooperation of the victims.
But the police here were not trusted, and some women refused to cooperate after hearing other victims of the reported attacks were only told they had hallucinated.
Some women are getting frustrated by the pigtails terror.
Others say they try to avoid being alone or out, or they want to stay with relatives.
"I have been unable to sleep normally since the attack," said Nazia Ibrahim, 28, who was attacked on October.
She is at her home in srinagar and lives with relatives.
"I don't want to be attacked anymore.
"The braids attack has raised concerns about rebels fighting Indian forces for independence or merger with neighboring Pakistan since 1989. Some pro-
India's independent leader accused the government of masterminded
To divert attention from the resistance movement.
They say the attacks recall the attack by bymask men in their 90 s on residents who provided shelter to the rebels.
"When it comes to rebels involved in secret attacks, the state is full of information.
But when it comes to this shameless crime, the state pretends to be ignorant, "said opposition leader Yasin Malik.
In order to fight back, compulsory police officers took to the streets and sometimes attacked innocent residents who were mistaken for braids --choppers.
"Anger has led to anarchy," said 27-year-old Junaid Rather, a local journalist who saw an intruder in the garden in linaga on Friday.
"I think, 'This is a dog, '" he recalls '.
"When I challenge it, I see a man in a black costume climbing up our 13-
In the blink of an eye, the sheet wall at the foot.
Only trained people can escape this way.
Sabina Aijaz, 35, was attacked twice.
When someone knocked on the door with a foreign accent and said "open the door", Aijaz was in the kitchen.
"But when she tried to look at the iron --
"Baked windows, they sprayed her," said her husband Aijaz Ahmad Dar . ".
"I was upstairs and when I went downstairs I saw her lying unconscious on the floor.
The next morning, when her husband went out to buy bread, two masked men attacked her again.
They put their hands on her face, and before kicking her down the stairs to cut her braids, said, "You're annoying us . ".
"She was shocked," her husband said . "
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