Dukhtaran-E-Millat Chief Booked for Hoisting Pakistani Flag

Srinagar: The Jammu & Kashmir Police on Monday booked Dukhtaran-e-Millat Head Asiya Andrabi for hoisting Pakistani flags at her residence at Buchpora to celebrate Pakistan national day on August 14, it was also noticed that Asiya Andrabi had also addressed Jamat ud Dawa (JuD) rally headed by Hafiz saeed in Lahore via mobile phone. India blames Hafiz saeed founder of Lashkar Taiba (LeT) and head of Jamat ud Dawa (JuD )was behind the Mumbai attacks in November 2008. A charge which Hafiz Saeed denies.

According to indian media An FIR was registered against the chief of the radical women’s outfit under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act at Soura police station in Srinagar, said a police officer.

On Monday the BJP, alliance partner of the ruling PDP in the state, had sought her arrest for hoisting Pakistani flags. BJP MLC Ashok Khujaria had said the state government should follow the rule of law and arrest Andrabi for preaching ill-will against the Government of India by hoisting the flags on Indian soil. State BJP president Jugal Kishore had asked the J&K government to take action against Andrabi and arrest her.

She had earlier been booked for hoisting Pakistani flags on March 23, but was not arrested. Separatist Musarat Alam was arrested on April 15 for a similar offence after being booked under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

“I did not hoist the Pakistani flag on Indian soil but on the soil of Jammu & Kashmir, which is a disputed territory and not a part of India,” Andrabi had said on March 23 after police registered a case against her at Nowhatta police station in Srinagar.

“For the past 35 years we have been hoisting the Pakistan flag in India. This time the difference was that instead of unfurling it in the Pakistan embassy in New Delhi, we hoisted it on our own soil in Kashmir. Let me make it clear that Jammu & Kashmir is my own land and it is not the part of India and for that reason I have not committed any crime,” Andrabi said.

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