SHRC asks IGP to file report in Batmalloo braid chopping incident

State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has directed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir to file a report in connection with the braid chopping victim who had filed an FIR against the alleged braid chopper but was put behind the bars for 14 days.

Chairman of the commission Justice (Retd) Bilal Nazki while taking a serious note regarding this issue had directed IPG Kashmir to file a detailed report about why the victim was sent to the custody of Women Police Station for 14 days.

The braid chopping victim Bilquis Jan told the commission, “On October 01, my hair was chopped and after few days my remaining hair was chopped again and despite hair chopping they (braid choppers) gave me a life threat by saying not to file a complaint or visit any government office regarding the incident.”

Due to the threat I remained quiet and did not bother to file any complaint against the unknown braid choppers but after few days they targeted my daughter, Ronak Rashid and chopped her hair too.”

Bilquis said, “This time it was my daughter and I couldn’t tolerate this and I blocked the road outside my home. Then the Batamaloo police came there and called the women police who arrested me and put me behind the bars for 14 days.”

“Few days after the braid chopping incident took place, I was taken to DC office Srinagar along with my husband and my daughter and a lady officer there asked me to accept that I am in depression and they will provide me with a certificate of depression.”

The petition regarding the braid chopping incidents before the commission was filed by the chairman of International Forum of Justice Mohammad Ahsan Untoo under the petition number SHRC/ 297/2017.

Pertinently police in reply to SHRC regarding the braid chopping incidents in Kashmir valley had stated, despite of strenuous efforts and effective measure taken by police, no concrete clue has been found so far.
Police had said the victims and their relatives were reluctant to co-operate and depose in front of the investigating agencies which are making the investigation difficult for taking it to its logical end.”