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Kashmir: Separatist leader Asiya Andrabi reportedly arrested by police

Asiya Andrabi is the founder and leader of Dukhtaran-e-Millat.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: April 27, 2017 11:44:48 am
kashmir, kashmir violence, kashmir protest, asiya andrabi, separatist adiya andrabi, asiya andrabi arrested, india news, kashmir news Asiya Andrabi was married to Ashiq Hussain Faktoo, one of the founders of Hizbul Mujahideen in 1990. (File)

Separatist leader Asiya Andrabi, founder and leader of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (Daughters of the Faith), was arrested on Wednesday night, news agency PTI has confirmed, citing sources. She has been arrested under the Public Safety Act. Andrabi has been seen as an Islamic extremist. She was earlier arrested in 2015 for hoisting the Pakistan national flag and singing the country’s national anthem on August 14, its independence day.

In October 2016, she was detained from the old city for provoking youths to indulge in violence. Locals said Andrabi was detained from Habba Kadal’s Kral Khud along with a few others.

She was married to Ashiq Hussain Faktoo, one of the founders of Hizbul Mujahideen, in 1990. Few captured militants have confessed that videos of her speeches are shown at terror training camps across the Line of Control. She is alleged to be the main separatist leader who incites women in the valley to pelt stones at security forces and disrupt normal life.

More details are awaited.

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(with inputs from PTI and ANI)

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