Aasiya, aide booked under PSA
SHIFTED TO KOTE BALWAL JAIL
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Sept 2: Senior pro-freedom leader and chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Aasiya Andrabi and her aide who were arrested last week, have been booked under Public Safety Act.
Official sources told Greater Kashmir that Aasiya and her aide, Sofi Fahmeeda were shifted to Kote Balwal Jail in Jammu today morning from the Women’s Police Station Rambagh soon after being booked under PSA.
However, the police and administration remained tight-lipped about the grounds of detention of the duo. The deputy commissioner Srinagar, Mehraj Ahmad Kakroo refused to comment over the issue.
The Senior Superintendent of Police Srinagar Aashiq Bukhari confirmed that the Aasiya and Fahmeeda have been booked under PSA.
Pertinently, Aasiya along with Faheemda was arrested by Special Operation Group of Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday during a raid on a house at Zakura here.
Aasiya was actively participating in the Quit Jammu and Kashmir Campaign along with Hurriyat (G) faction leader Masarat Alam. During the Amarnath land row and subsequent killing of over 60 youth, Aasiya led protests and was again booked under the PSA. She remained in custody for over six months. Though, the High Court quashed the PSA and released her, Aasiya was again arrested after she staged protests against the Shopian double murder and rape in 2009. She along with her associates w booked under PSA. Pertinently, Aasiya has booked under PSA for eight times during past two decades.
‘This shows Govt’s frustration’
The Dukhtaran-e-Millat has condemned the invocation of Public Safety Act against its chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi and her aide Sofi Fahmeeda and their shifting to Kot Balwal Jail in Jammu.
In a statement, the acting chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat Rifat Fatima termed the invocation of PSA of Aasiya and Fahmeeda as Government’s frustration. “New Delhi has been resorting to pressure tactics including killings innocent Kashmiris to suppress their struggle for right to self-determination. However it had failed to crush the aspirations of Kashmiris as was acknowledged by Indian Home Minister P Chidambaram,” Fatima said.
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