Srinagar: Firebrand separatist leader Syedah Aasiyeh Andrabi was along with an aide arrested by the police from her Srinagar residence late Wednesday night.
The police sources said that the 55-year- old chairperson of pro-Pakistan all-women Dukhtaran-e-Millat (Daughters of the Faith) was arrested on charges of inciting protests in the Valley. She has been lodged at a women’s police station in Srinagar’s Ram Bagh area and is likely to be produced before a magistrate for police remand soon.
A spokesperson of the Dukhtaran-e-Millat said that a police party raided its leader’s home at 90-Feet Road, Soura, at 11.30 pm. “A heavy contingent of police along with SHOs of Soura and Zakura police stations during the raid jumped above the gate and entered premises to arrest Bhaji (Ms. Andrabi) and her personal assistant Sofi Fahmeeda,” the spokesperson said.
The Dukhtaran general secretary Nahida Nasreen alleged that the police party slammed doors and broke window panes "like burglars" before arresting its chairperson and her personal secretary. She termed the police action as “an extreme form of shamelessness and cowardice”.
She also said, “By arresting our leadership and cadres, India cannot break our resolve and we will continue to resist against its illegal occupation until we see the dawn of freedom from India and become part of Pakistan.”...