Srinagar: Senior resistance leader and chief of the all-women Dukhtaran-i-Millat (DeM), Syedah Asiya Andrabi, was put under house arrest late Thursday evening.
DeM spokesperson Sofi Fehmeeda told Kashmir Reader that police arrived at Andrabi’s Soura residence at around 7 pm and told her that she was under house detention. “You cannot move out of your house,” cops told Andrabi, Fehmeeda said.
The 56-year-old Andrabi was released, along with Fehmeeda, from Central Jail Srinagar on December 25 after several months in a Jammu prison.
Andrabi’s detention is part of a wider government crackdown on the resistance leadership, which has called for a public rally in north Kashmir’s Sopore town on January 6 to remember victims of the 1994 massacre.