AMRITSAR SAHIB, Punjab—A new low for Sikh pride as numerous incidents of females faking the forcible cutting of their hair braids have once again returned to the state of Punjab, whilst guising them as attacks.
The origination of these hoax incidents this time has been observed in Malwa region where a lady claimed to have her hair braids forcibly cut, but later CCTV footage unearthed falsehood in her claims. She had cut her braids herself in order to have a hairstyle which was being refused by her family.
A result of this news spreading as caused members of the public to mistakenly feel terrorized for fear of, so far, hoax attackers. An occurrence of similar incidents was observed a few years ago although then, most of those incidents were revealed as being hoaxes.
Following Malwa, this occurrence repeated in the Doaba and Majha region of Punjab within a few days. Taking advantage of the situation several ladies are cutting their hair themselves and are then claiming to have had them cut by unknown assailants. On August 9, a similar incident gained attention in an area of Tarn Taran where a girl claimed to have her hair braids cut mysteriously but later investigators found a blade in her bathroom.
Meanwhile, the SGPC president Prof. Kirpal Singh Badungar has expressed concern over the occurrences and said that the Punjab government needs to order a probe so that the conspiracy to spread feelings of anxiety among Punjab masses could be unearthed and the conspirators given punishment. He has also appealed to Punjab masses to refrain from paying attention towards such rumors and remain free from blind superstitions.
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