Mystery attacks chopping women’s hair raise panic in Kashmir

In this Sept 18, 2017 photo, Tasleema Akhter speaks with the Associated Press after her braid was chopped off by unidentified assailants, in Srinagar, India. Assailants have chopped off long-braided hair of over 100 mostly teenage girls and young women since last month in Indian-controlled Kashmir. The attacks have intensified fear and panic, protests and even vigilantes in the disputed Himalayan region, where most population is already exhausted and traumatized by decades of brutal conflict. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

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