Srinagar, Mar 23: Asiya Andrabi, chief of the banned women’s separatist group “Dukhtaran-e-Milat”, on Friday was booked for celebrating Pakistan National Day in Kashmir. An FIR was registered against Asiya Andrabi for organising a gathering at her residence in Awantabhowan, Soura, to celebrate Pakistan National Day. Also Read - PIA Plane Crash: Rs 1.4 Crore in Cash Recovered From Wreckage of Aircraft
A police spokesman told IANS, “We have registered a case against Dukhtaran-e-Milat over a video which has gone viral. It has come to our notice that the group’s activists have indulged in certain unlawful activities. They have also raised anti-national slogans and have given hate and provocative speeches.” Also Read - Day After Forces Foiled Pulwama-Style Attack, Cops Identify Owner of Explosives-Laden Car
Asiya Andrabi celebrated Pakistan National Day in Srinagar by singing the country’s anthem and hoisting its flag. She then said that all Muslims on the subcontinent are Pakistani, reported news agency ANI. “For us, people are either Muslims or ‘kaafirs’ (infidels) and if they are Muslims, then their country is Pakistan,” she was heard saying in a video. Also Read - 'Should be Embarrased to Even Mention...' India Rubbishes Pakistan's Criticism Over Ram Temple
“Pakistan was not formed on basis of a nationality (like India), Islam is the basis of its foundation…Every Muslim is a Pakistani on the basis of Islam, Iman (faith), Quran and love for Prophet Muhammad,” Asiya said. In April last year, the separatist leader was booked under the ‘Public Safety Act’ and arrested, for allegedly inciting protests and for unlawful activities. She was released on bail eight months later in December.