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World

Web Desk
April 14, 2019

Dukhtaran-e-Millat asks human rights groups to play role for release of Aasiya Andrabi, others

World

Web Desk
Sun, Apr 14, 2019

Srinagar: The Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) has slammed what it said the deliberate attempts by the Indian judiciary to prolong the detention of  Aasiya Andrabi and other leaders of the organization.

A spokesman for the DeM spokesperson in a statement said : “The leaders were once again produced before the Indian infamous NIA court on April 11. 

The NIA has failed to present all the required papers before the court. 

However, the court is giving renewal dates to fulfill their tactics to prolong their illegal custody and consequently keep them under detention. And now the new date has been set on May 6, 2019.”

The spokesperson said that due to lack of facilities in the Tihar Jail, Sufi Fehmeeda has become very ill and Aasiya Andrabi too needs medical care.

She demanded the Amnesty International and the human rights bodies should play a pro-active role to press for the release of the DeM leaders.

Aasiya and two other leaders  Nahida Nasreen and Sofi Fahmeeda, were shifted from Srinagar jail and brought to New Delhi by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). 

They have been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for sedition apart from other things.

On 16 July 2018, a Delhi court ordered the three to one month of judicial custody at Tihar Jail.

Aasiya had famously hoisted the Pakistan flag and sang the Pakistani national anthem in Kashmir on 25 March 2015. Later on, she was booked for unfurling the Pakistan flag on its national day in Srinagar.