In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested the Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM), Aasiya Andrabi, along with her four associates in Islamabad district.
The police took Aasiya Andrabi and her associates Fehmida Sofi, Nahida Nasreen and a party activist from a house in Anchidoora area of the district. They were lodged in Saddar Police Station, Islamabad.
“Around 10 to 15 police vehicles cordoned off the entire area before entering the house. The local residents were terrorized to see police personnel in such a large number,” a DeM activist in Islamabad said. She added that the DeM Chairperson was at her relative’s house when she was arrested by the police.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat leader, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, in a statement in Srinagar condemned the arrest of Aasiya Andrabi and her associates. He said that the puppet rulers were arresting and detaining even peaceful Hurriyat activists only for raising their voice for right to self-determination. He also denounced police raids on residence of APHC leader, Muhammad Rafiq Ganai.