Srinagar: An organisation styling itself Sangbaaz Association Jammu and Kashmir, Azad Kashmir has issued a chilling warning to girls in the Valley: do not dare to drive a scooty, reported Deccan Chronicles.
According to a report in dna, this ‘stone-pelters’ association in Kashmir has put up posters in Lal Chowk, threatening to immolate girls if they ride a Scooty (to mean two-wheelers) in the Valley. “We request all girls, please do not use Scooty. If we see a girl riding Scooty, we will burn the Scooty as well as the girl (sic)”, reads the posters, using a mix of English and Urdu.
Posters of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HuM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) also have surfaced in south Kashmir. They ask people to continue agitation till freedom and urge women not to venture out of their homes, and government employees not to go to work.
The stone-throwers association has also named some shopkeepers and banks and asked them to shut down immediately or face consequences. They have also ordered mosques to sing songs of freedom and jihad and to offer prayers, says the report.
The Jammu and Kashmir police have gone into an overdrive to track down the people behind the posters.
The Kashmir Valley has been boiling with protests over the death of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani. After 17 days, curfew was relaxed but had to be reimposed soon after due to fresh incidents of violence.