Demos in IOK against braid-chopping


"Lie Detector Tests could be conducted on the victims, if required, only after their consent", he announced.

Three tourists were badly thrashed by locals in Shalbugh area of Ganderbal district in Jammu and Kashmir after people mistook them as braid choppers. Police has formed special investigation teams and is offering a reward of Rs six lakh for information leading to arrest of the culprits.

They were later taken to a nearby hospital by police for medical aid.

The victims will undergo the tests either in Hyderabad or the machinery for conducting the tests will be brought to Srinagar.

Lie detection, also referred to as deception detection or polygraph test, uses questioning techniques along with technology that record physiological functions to ascertain truth and falsehood in response. Experts inject the subject with Sodium Pentothal or Sodium Amytal.

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On October 12, students at the Kashmir University marched through the campus and protested against braid-chopping.

Protests continue in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) against the increasing braid-chopping incidents by Indian security forces, Kashmir Media Service reported.

An IB officer informed that the problem is that most of these cases are landing up the police stations.

Soon after chairing a meeting of top officials, Mufti tweeted, "Braid chopping incidents are attempts to create mass hysteria and undermine the dignity of the women in the state". However, the timely intervention of police saved them from the mob wrath.