Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday arrested chief of radical women’s separatist group Dukhtaran-e-Milat, Asia Andrabi for indulging in anti-national activities. Andrabi, who is a known hardline sepratist, was nabbed in an early morning raid at her residence in Rambagh area of Srinagar.
The 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. In her telephonic address to the rally, organised in Lahore on August 14, Andrabi had greeted the people of the neighbouring country on their Independence Day and spewed venom against the Indian establishment.
JuD chief Saeed was seen sitting on the stage during Andrabi’s address. Hours before her address, the DeM chief had celebrated Pakistan’s Independence Day at her residence. Dozens of DeM activists had gathered in Bachpora area of the city where they celebrated Pakistan’s Independence Day and waved Pakistani flag.
Andrabi had earlier also celebrated Pakistan’s National Day on March 23 this year and hoisted the flag of that country, following which the police had registered a case against her under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.