Police arrest Kashmiri separatist leader Asiya Andrabi under PSA
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.