With Pak flags spotted in Srinagar again, BJP targets separatist Asiya

  • Peerzada Ashiq, Hindustan Times, Srinagar
  • Updated: Aug 14, 2015 22:50 IST

Taking exception to unfurling of Pakistan flag and singing of Pakistan anthem by activists of separatist Dukhtaran-e-Millat, the BJP on Friday asked its chief Asiya Andrabi to come in open along with her sons.

"I dare Andrabi to hoist the Pakistan flag along with her two sons in an open ground rather than remaining confined to the four walls of her house," said BJP spokesman Khalid Jehangeer.

The BJP reaction comes after Pakistan flags were furled in parts of the old city and uptown Srinagar on Pakistan's Independence Day. A video shot at an undisclosed location showed Andrabi leading a room full of activists singing Pakistan national anthem. Several Pakistan flags can be spotted in the video.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that the police registered complaints into the incidents of Pakistan flags, which were spotted in Elahi Bagh, Bye Pass and Lal Chowk areas of Srinagar.

Many supporters of hardline Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Geelani unfurled a Pakistan flag at the city centre's Press Enclave area.

"By indulging in such nonsense actions Aasiya is trying to be in news and is provoking youth to indulge in terrorism and violence," said Jehangeer.

"She (Asiya) has often expressed that Afzal Guru is role model for youth of Kashmir. She should start grooming these role models from home. The two sons of this hypocrite woman are studying in Malaysia. She has ensured that her sons remain safe. However, she wants other Kashmiri youth to take up arms and end up in graveyards," he added.

The BJP spokesman said that if she is obsessed with the idea of Pakistan and is so much inclined towards hoisting Pakistan flags, she should come out in open and ask her both the sons to lead from the front.

Taking a dig at Aasiya's militant brother Inyatullah Andrabi, Jehangir said, "Andrabi is living a luxurious life in England. He incited hundreds of Kashmiri boys to pick up the guns in 1990 and got them killed and then escaped like a coward to save his life."

Jehangir alleged that Andrabi family has made lot of money by selling the blood of innocent young boys who became victims of their propaganda.

The BJP spokesman advised the youth not to fall prey to the propaganda of the separatists, who, he said, "Want Kashmiri youth to become cannon fodder just for the sake of money and to appease their bosses sitting across the Line of Control."

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