Muslim League, KTK condemn arrest of Andrabi, associates

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SRINAGAR: Muslim League Jammu and Kashmir and Kashmir Tehreek-e-Khawateen on Saturday condemned the arrest of Dukhtarn-e-Millat (DeM) chief Syeda Aasiya Andrabi, Sofi Fehmeeda and Nahida Nasreen and called it human rights violation.
A Muslim League spokesperson in a statement said that the government, on one side, is giving priority to Kashmiri girls to live luxurious life and several deliberations were conducted on the name of women empowerment. “But on other side authorities are using every tactic to detain students in many cases. Aasiya Andrabi has spent most of her life to spread knowledge of Islam and is committed to this cause. When Aasiya went to Islamabad (Anantnag) on Friday police arrested her along with party associates and shifted her to unknown locations and which is undemocratic,” the spokesperson said.
He said Aasiya is suffering from serious health problems and authorities are not providing better health facility to her which is condemnable.
“We are appealing international human right groups to intervene into the issue and put pressure on Indian government to release all political prisoners from jails,” the spokesperson added.
Meanwhile, Kashmir Tehreek-e-Khawateen chairperson, Zamrooda Habib has condemned the detention of DeM chief Aasiya Andrabi and her associates.
According to a statement, Zamrooda has asked the government to stop the “hateful” politics. “You cannot punish and put a person behind the pars again and again for her ideology, where is your ‘battle of ideas’ policy,” she asked and demanded immediate release of Aasiya Andrabi and her associates.
Zamrooda also paid tributes to Aasiya Jeelani, a human rights activist, on her 13th death anniversary who was killed in 2004 while monitoring elections in Kupwara.
She has also expressed her grief on the demise of Dr Sajad Reshi, a well known cardiologist.