SRINAGAR: Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) on Monday strongly condemned the extension of judicial custody of party chairperson Syeda Aasiya Andrabi, general secretary Nahida Nasreen and press secretary Sofi Fehmeeda, by NIA special court in New Delhi.
In a statement, DeM spokesperson Rifat Fatima said, “The District and Session Judge, NIA special court, has extended the judicial remand of the trio by 30 more days.”
Today’s hearing was held through video conferencing and the next date for hearing has been slated for November 1, she said.
She said that it is highly condemnable that in each trial in the court, the only decision taken is extending of remand. “Andrabi Sahiba is suffering from multiple ailments and an extended stay inside the jail will put her life into grave danger,” she said. “In reality, Indian authorities want to keep her behind bars.”
The spokesperson welcomed the recent statement on Kashmir by Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in the UN General Assembly.
Praising Qureshi for his statement, the DeM spokesperson said, “Kashmiris expect an unflinching support from the government and people of Pakistan.”
“So far, the Imran Khan-led government has expressed a commendable approach as far as Kashmir issue is concerned. It is a welcome sign because it is imperative for both India and Pakistan to understand that peace in the subcontinent is impossible until Kashmir issue remains unresolved,” she said.