NIA files charge sheet against DeM chief, associates; says they ‘incite’ people in Kashmir for armed rebellion

NIA files charge sheet against DeM chief, associates; says they ‘incite’ people in Kashmir for armed rebellion
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Srinagar: NIA on Wednesday filed a charge sheet against Duktaran-e-Millat (DeM) chief Aasiya Andrabi and her two associates Sofi Fehmeeda and Naheeda Nasreen at Patiala House court in New Delhi.

A NIA handout said investigations established that Asiya Andrabi has close contact with Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba founder and Jamaat-ud-Dawaah chief Hafiz Saeed. Both these organizations are proscribed under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, it added.

“She has used public platforms to incite youth of Kashmir to rise in armed insurrection against the government of India with an object of achieving cessation of Kashmir from India and its merger with Pakistan,” the NIA said.
It has been established that the DeM chief has “used social media and other platforms to abet waging of war against government of India”.

“She is spreading seditious and insurrectionary imputations against government of India. She is promoting ill-will and enmity between different communities in India on ground of religion,” it said.
The trio, it added, were using various media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, TV channels including channels in Pakistan to spread “insurrectionary imputations and hateful messages and speeches against India”.

“They have collected funds to carry out terrorist activities of Dukhtaran-E-Millat,” it said adding that investigation against the other members and associates of DeM are underway.

Aasiya and her associates were running a “terrorist organisation Dukhtaran-E-Millat”, which is proscribed under the First Schedule to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. “DEM as a terrorist organization is engaged in anti-India activities and has been inciting the general populace of Kashmir for an armed rebellion against the Government of India with aid and assistance of terrorist organizations based in Pakistan,” it said.
The case against the trio was filed in April this year at NIA police station in Delhi. They were arrested in June and since then are lodged in Tihar Jail.