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Indrabi expresses concern over her relatives' arrest

PTI  Srinagar, September 11, 2013
First Published: 13:43 IST(11/9/2013) | Last Updated: 14:00 IST(11/9/2013)

Chief of radical women's outfit Dukhtaran-e-Millat Aasiya Indrabi today expressed concern over the whereabouts of her two relatives who she claimed were arrested by police in Pakistan following raids in which her nephew was arrested after recovery of weapons.

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"We don't understand what kind of game is being played with us. Our family has sacrificed the comfort our homes and preferred to live in Pakistan than in slave Kashmir," Indrabi said.

Indrabi said while police has admitted to arresting her 16-year-old nephew Syed Shoiab Indrabi, the family has not been informed about the whereabouts of Syed Irtiyaz-un-Nabi Geelani and Syed Mujahid Geelani, also her nephews.

"Irtiyaz was whisked away by police as he was about to reach home, Khayaban-e-Kashmir, while Mujahid was taken into custody from the hospital. Their whereabouts are still unknown and we are worried about their fate," she said.

While Shoaib is son of Zia Ul Haq, Aasiya's brother, the other two are sons of her sister Rehana.

She said her sister and Irtiyaz's wife were taken along by police to to the hospital where they were let off.

"They were not arrested. My sister's daughter-in-law was expecting and she delivered a baby girl at the hospital," she added.

Indrabi said anti-Pakistan activity was not in the grain of her family as they "hold territorial integrity and stability of that country very dear to us".

The pro-Pakistan separatist leader said Shoiab had arrived from Saudi Arabia less than a month ago and was going through series of entrance tests for getting admission in an engineering college.

"Even on the day he was arrested, he was scheduled to appear in an examination," she added.

Indrabi said she got calls from some people in the Pakistan establishment who expressed surprise over the developments but assured her of help to unravel the truth.


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