SRINAGAR: Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) on Tuesday said the government has extended the remand of the party chairperson, Syeda Aasiya Andrabi and her associates for 10 more days.
“Today, she (Aasiya) was supposed to be brought to court in Anantnag for hearing, but due to ongoing situation across Kashmir, the hearing could not take place. The 10-day remand order was sent to the jail,” a DeM spokesperson said in a statement.
She paid tributes to civilians and militants killed in gunfights in Srinagar and Shopian, and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family members of slain and asked them to maintain patience in these testing times.
“The martyrdom of Saddam Padder, Tawseef Ahmad, Adil Malik, Bilal Molvi, Dr Mohammad Rafi in Shopian and the Showkat, Fayaz Hamal and one more brother in Chattabal in the past two days and the subsequent killing of innocent civilians is a great setback to the ongoing resistance movement,” she said.
The spokesperson said the “pious movement” has seen many such unfortunate phases since 1947. “So we should not lose hope. Insha Allah, this movement will continue until the people of Kashmir decide their future,” she said.
She said that every person in Kashmir is associated with ongoing movement and is sacrificing lives on daily basis “to see an end to the occupation”.
“The forces are using their vehicles to crush down our children as was done to Adil Ahmad of Safa Kadal on Saturday,” she added.
Rubbishing the statement of chief minister Mehbooba Mufti that “gun and stones are picked only by children of poor”, the spokesperson said, “She (CM) doesn’t even know the background of the killed militants and stone throwing youth.