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Police arrest Kashmiri separatist leader Asiya Andrabi under PSA

India TV News Desk Srinagar 27 Apr 2017, 11:18:46 IST
India TV News Desk

The Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested Kashmiri separatist leader Asiya Andrabi under the Public Safety Act.

Andrabi, chief of the radical women’s outfit Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM), was arrested late last night from her residence in Soura.

A heavy contingent of police, along with the SHO, arrested Andrabi at 11:30 pm on Wednesday, reports said. Andrabi is also a member of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference.

She is alleged to be a prominent leader inciting women in the Valley to pelt stones at security forces and disrupt normal life.

In September 2015, she was arrested for slaughtering a cow to defy the beef ban. She had even released a video wherein she slaughtered a cow.

Andrabi hogged headlines for unfurling Pakistan flags and singing Pakistan anthem on August 14 to celebrate the country’s Independence Day.

She is married to Ashiq Hussain Faktoo, a Hizbul Mujahideen militant, who is currently languishing in jail. 

It is also said that her speeches are shown at terror training camps across the Line of Control.