MDM condemns arrest of Aasiya

SRINAGAR: Muslim Deeni Mahaz (MDM) on Monday condemned the arrest of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chairperson Syeda Aasiya Andrabi along with her personal secretary Sofi Fehmeeda while termed it “a case of extreme political vendetta”. The duo was arrested from their Soura residence early Monday morning and shifted to Women’s Police Station, Rambagh.
In a statement issued here, MDM general secretary said, “Aasiya Bhaji was severely ill. Since her release from Baramula jail on December 21, she was confined at her home with a huge contingent of police restricting her movement. She is facing respiratory distress and is on oxygen support most of the time. A doctor used to visit her weekly to monitor her condition as she wasn’t allowed even to go to hospital. She was advised to move to a warmer location but the government disallowed it. She wasn’t even allowed to meet her incarcerated husband Dr. Muhammad Qasim in central jail.”