Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday arrested separatist leader Asiya Andrabi under the Public Safety Act. She was arrested in the morning from her residence. Andrabi, the founder of the Dukhtaran-e-Millat, an Islamist separatist organisation is also a member of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference. 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.
The DeM is known for the diktats it issues periodically to the Valley residents on things Andrabi and her ‘brother’ Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Lashkar-e-Toiba leader Hafiz Saeed consider un-Islamic
Andrabi is married to Ashiq Hussain Faktoo, a Hizbul Mujahideen leader, who is now in jail. Few captured militants have confessed that videos of her speeches are shown at terror training camps across the Line of Control.
Earlier in 2015, the Jammu and Kashmir Police arrested Andrabi from her residence in Soura in connection with two cases registered against her – one for waving Pakistani flag and other for addressing a rally by Hafiz Saeed via phone in Pakistan.
Earlier in the day, two terrorists were killed, while three soldiers lost their lives as an Army camp in Kupwara’s Panzgam in Jammu and Kashmir was under attack.
An officer was among the three Army men who were killed in the attack.
The location of the under attack-camp is close to the Line of Control (LoC).
This the second major attack on defence forces in a week, as last Monday as many as 25 CRPF personnel were killed in an encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma. (ANI)