SRINAGAR, July 07 (TNS): India’s top investigating agency, National Investigation Agency (NIA), being used as a tool to clutch Kashmiri Hurryet leadership, has taken into custody the chief of Dukhtaraan-e-Milat (DeM), Asiya Indrabi, and her two associates in connection with a flimsy case registered in April this year for allegedly waging war against the “country” and delivering “hate speeches”.
Andrabi, who was incarcerated in Srinagar central jail after the Jammu and Kashmir High Court canceled her bail last month, was taken to Delhi on Friday by NIA along with her associates Sofi Fehmeeda and Nahida Nasreen.
All the three have been shifted to Notorious Tihar Jail and will be produced before a special NIA court in Patyala House later for custodial interrogation.
An FIR has been lodged against Asia and her organization, DeM, terming it as a terrorist organaisation.
According to the FIR, the “central government has received information that one Asiya Indrabi and her associates namely Sofi Fehmeeda and Nahida Nasreen are actively running a terrorist organization named as ‘Dukhtaran-E-Millat’ (DEM) which is proscribed under the First Schedule to the UAPA”.
“They are using various media platforms to spread insurrectionary imputations and hateful speeches that endanger the integrity, security and sovereignty of India. DEM through Asiya Indrabi openly advocates secession of Jammu and Kashmir from the Union of India and has also called for Jihad and use of violence against India,” the FIR alleged.
Andrabi has solicited help from proscribed terrorist organizations and along with her associates has entered into a criminal conspiracy to wage war against the Government of India, the FIR alleged.
She was arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir police in Islamabad in April this year for allegedly planning to organise a large-scale demonstration in the area. She was not released despite being granted bail by the court and was arrested in a different case.