Srinagar, Nov 6: Dukhataran-e-Millat (DeM) chairperson Syeda Asiya Andrabi was Sunday released after 15 months of detention.
Asiya, whose health had reportedly deteriorated in Central Jail, was released on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha.
In connection with a case registered in 2008, Asiya was shifted to Central Jail Srinagar on October 29. She was serving a judicial remand of eight days which was later extended to 15 days.
However facing ‘multiple health problems’, she was shifted to SK institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura last week. She was admitted in the hospital for two days and discharged today on request from her family.
“The High Court has already granted bail to Asiya in the FIR,” the publicity secretary of DeM said in a statement. “Since Asiya is suffering from different ailments, she was shifted to SKIMS two days back and discharged today on request.”
On October 29, Dukhtaran-e-Millat strongly protested the arrest of Asiya Andrabi, terming it highly condemnable.
In a statement here, a DeM spokesperson threatened protest demonstrations by the people if Asiya Andrabi was not released immediately.
The spokesperson had flayed the Hurriyat leadership and the people associated with human rights organizations and media for what it termed maintaining ‘criminal’ silence over the continued detention of Asiya Andrabi.
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