Asiya Andrabi arrested from Srinagar


Jammu and Kashmur police arrested Asiya Andrabi, chief of women’s radical group ‘Dukhtaran-e-Milat’ (Daughters of the Faith) on Friday morning in Sringar.

Police said Asiya Andrabi was arrested from her house in Soura locality. Andrabi has been accused of leading anti-national activities.

A senior police officer said, “She has been lodged in the women’s police station at Rambagh.”.

Andrabi had called for a protest march on Friday against the killings of three youths, whose bullet-ridden bodies were found on Monday from an apple orchard in Pattan area of Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Police have lodged many FIRs in the past against Andrabi on charges of hoisting Pakistani flags and stoking anti-national feelings.

Today’s arrest came after she was booked under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act for addressing a rally organised by 26/11 attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamat-ud Dawah (JuD) in Pakistan over phone.

Andrabi, while addressing the rally over the phone on 14 August (Pakistan’s independence day), had the people of Pakistan on their Independence Day and criticised the Indian establishment.

JuD chief Hafiz Saeed was seen sitting on the stage during Andrabi’s address.