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Kashmiri Separatist Leader Asiya Andrabi Arrested

She is also a member of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference.


Updated:April 27, 2017, 10:40 AM IST
New Delhi: Separatist leader Asiya Andrabi has been arrested in Kashmir under the Public Safety Act, the PTI reported from Srinagar.

Andrabi is the head of Dukhtran-e-Millat, an Islamist separatist organisation, known for the diktats it issues periodically to the Valley residents on things she considers un-Islamic. She is also a member of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference.

Her role in creating provocation in the Valley had been a topic of discussion at the highest level as some of the captured militants have confessed earlier that video of her speeches are routinely shown at terror training camps across the Line of Control. There were reports that Lashkar militant Bahadur Ali, who is in the custody of security forces, had told investigators that he was shown her speeches as part of their indoctrination classes.

Andrabi is married to Ashiq Hussain Faktoo, a Hizbul Mujahideen leader, who is now in jail. It was not immediately clear under what provisions Andrabi has been booked, but there were reports earlier that Centre was mulling slapping of UAPA on her.
| Edited by: Swati Sharma
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