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Separatist leader Asiya Andrabi features in ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ poster in J-K

Asiya Andrabi, the pro-Pakistan chief of 'Dukhtaran-e-Millat' organisation, is currently in jail under Public Safety Act for her separatist activities.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Published: October 11, 2017 8:59 pm
Separatist leader, Asiya Andrabi, 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' campaign, campaign poster, J-K campaign poster, J-K news, india news, indian express Separatist leader Asiya Andrabi (top row second from right) features in a ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ campaign poster in J-K.

In a major embarrassment for Jammu and Kashmir government, a picture of jailed separatist leader Asiya Andrabi has appeared along with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and some other personalities in a poster on ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ campaign.

The poster aimed at highlighting the women achievers of the country was hoisted at a function held to promote girl education in south Kashmir’s Kokernag area.

Andrabi, the pro-Pakistan chief of ‘Dukhtaran-e-Millat’ (daughters of the nation) organisation, also shares space with Mother Teresa, former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, tennis star Sania Mirza and Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi among others.

Andrabi is currently in jail under Public Safety Act for her separatist activities. She has several cases registered against her including some for hoisting Pakistani flag on August 14 and March 23 – the Independence Day and National Day of Pakistan, respectively.

No one from the government, including designated spokespersons, could be reached for their comments on this development.

‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ (save girl, educate girl) is one of the prominent campaigns of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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  1. Satinder Bolarya
    Oct 12, 2017 at 5:31 am
    All the Other Women Achievers on That Poster Have One thing in COMMON....Their LOVE FOR INDIA, THEIR PRIDE IN INDIA.... This Lady Andrabi uses every opportunity she can... to spew VENOM on India...HER name should be removed IMMEDIATELY from that poster...SHE is an INSULT to the BETIS of INDIA...
    1. P
      Oct 12, 2017 at 3:11 am
      I don't feel there is any specific reason for the Govt. to be embarrassed because Ms. Andrabi is also shown in the poster hoisted at a function in one of the tourist spots of Kashmir. The poster "Beti Bacao-Beti Padhao" is undoubtedly one of the prominent campaign of Indian nation since 2014, since the time PM Modi is at the helm of affairs and is endorsed by all the citizens of India irrespective of the cast, creed, color, religion, gender, political leaning and geographical position.Ms. Andrabi is as good a citizen of India as are her co-nationals Ms. Kiran Bedi, Lata Mageshkar, Sania Mirza and legendary Indira Gandhi Mother Teresa. India is a democratic country and so needs to be be ever ready even for words and sentences of dissent from their nationals. The relevant point is that the entire group of the ladies exhibited are educated and have studied as expected of all Betiz.
      1. K
        Oct 12, 2017 at 3:07 am
        Nothing wrong, I am sure that the lady will and is supporting the slogan for education otherwise she is taliban!!
        1. P
          Prasann Singh
          Oct 12, 2017 at 12:55 am
          I think its in ive sign of God, telling us that Kashmir belong to INDIA. Andribi is daughter of INDIA, she will soon realize and accept it. God is Great.