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Andrabi booked for hoisting Pakistan flag

The video of Dukhtaran-e-Millat’s flag hoisting ceremony and Andrabi’s speech was later posted on social networking sites and circulated through WhatsApp.

Written by Bashaarat Masood | Srinagar | Updated: August 17, 2015 9:51 am
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The Jammu and Kashmir police has registered a case against Syeda Aasiya Andrabi, chief of hardline women’s organisation Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM), for hoisting Pakistani flags in Kashmir.

The case was registered a day after she stoked controversy by her telephonic address to a Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) rally in Pakistan that was also attended by Hafiz Mohammad Saeed. JuD chief Saeed is accused of masterminding the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai.

“We have registered a case against her for hoisting of Pakistani flags,” Srinagar SSP Amit Kumar told The Indian Express. “We are verifying other things and if anything is found that would be added to this FIR,” he added.

Also read: Radical women’s outfit DeM unfurls Pak flag in Kashmir

The case has been registered at the police station in Soura, Andrabi’s native place, where Pakistani flags were hoisted on the neighbouring country’s independence day on August 14.

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The video of Dukhtaran-e-Millat’s flag hoisting ceremony and Andrabi’s speech was later posted on social networking sites and circulated through WhatsApp.

On the same day, Andrabi is learnt to have addressed, over telephone, a rally of Jamat-ud-Dawa in Pakistan that was also attended by Saeed. The state BJP has demanded stern action against Andrabi for the speech and demanded that she be booked for treason.

The address triggered a controversy, with BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir unit president Jugal Kishore demanding strict action against Andrabi. “These are instances of treason and will not be tolerated at all…Asiya Andrabi should be arrested.”

Jammu and Kasmir National Panthers Party leader Harsh Dev Singh noted that this was not the first time Andrabi had indulged in such acts. “I don’t understand why these people have been given a long rope by the present J&K government. It’s not the first time Andrabi has indulged in such anti-national activities…We feel unnerved by the government’s approach,” he said.

In March, Andrabi was booked for hoisting the Pakistani flag on the occasion of Pakistan Day. The separatist leader has openly advocated Kashmir’s accession with Pakistan and has served several years in jail for her hardline views.

With PTI inputs

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    khan
    Aug 17, 2015 at 10:34 pm
    The United Nations has pla an important role in maintaining peace and order in Jammu and Kashmir since the transfer of Power to India and independence to stan in 1947. Immediately after the freedom a dispute erupted between India and the successor nation-state of stan on the question of the very basis of accession of Jammu and Kashmir by the ruler. New Delhi took this matter to the United Nation and the Security Council ped resolution 39 (1948) and established the United Nations Commission for India and stan (UNCIP) to investigate and mediate the issues .She is neither under Indian nor stani consution ...no charges only complain to UN observers
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      pakistani
      Aug 17, 2015 at 2:21 pm
      throw her out....separate her.....kill her......WOW!!! what amazing logics................................................what about others with her or gillani????are you ready to do the same with them???? then one day you will have to throw all of them to stan.............. are you ready to do that??? and rule land with no humman being...........only valleys and buildings??? just show DEMOCRACY.............ASAP :)
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        pakistani
        Aug 17, 2015 at 12:02 pm
        dear manu USA......did you have the choice to select your mother before your birth????? you must feel shame on using such words against any women.....you could have got birth in her home and would have been her son and would have been possible to be in MALAYSIA with indian pport.......possible na???
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          pakistani
          Aug 17, 2015 at 11:43 am
          i can convince you that you are ...and even we are being manited and pla.......don't just read the word STANI and say aaaaghhh i don't want to read it....put you jingoism nature at side at be real....
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          1. Aniket Kachare
            Aug 17, 2015 at 11:04 am
            Put her behind bars....why our government tolerate this nonsense
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