Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Asiya Andrabi denies ISIS links
Hardliner separatist leader and Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Asiya Andrabi has denied having any links with the terrorist organisation ISIS on Wednesday.
Andrabi is follower of Syed Ali Shah Geelani led Hurriyat Conference who denounced ISIS as `anti-Muslim’’.
Speaking to HT, Andrabi who is in mourning following her mothers death on Sunday, said she was being targeted for her separatist ideology vis-a-vis Kashmir.
“I am fighting for the freedom of Kashmir from India. In Kashmir, 10 lakh security personnel have occupied the state. My cause the liberation of Kashmir and I don’t know or care about who the ISIS is,’’ she said.
“They (media) have created a fairy tale...its a concocted story with no iota of truth in it,’’ Andrabi added.
“Everybody knows Kashmiri separatist movement is a mature movement and mine is a very strong voice from Kashmir . They (government agencies) want to discredit me by giving the entire issue a different colour,’’ she said.
“Whatever we have know through the media of ISIS, it seems that the group is far from Islamic teaching. How far that is true I don’t know and have no intention to find out right now as my focus is Kashmir,’’ Andrabi said.
The central government has ordered an investigation by a high-level body after three boys, Mohd Abdulla Basith, Syed Omer Farooq Hussaini and Maaz Hasan Farooq (all aged around 20-22) from Hyderabad claimed they were on their way to Srinagar to meet Andrabi.
According to their interrogators they wanted to get in touch with Andrabi and ask her to facilitate their cross over to Pakistan and subsquently join the dreaded terror group.
Andrabi however claimed she has never met the boys and nor have they tried to contact her in the past.
While reports in a section of media have branded Andrabi “as an ISIS recruiter’’, Hyderabad police has on Tuesday said the boys have not met “Andrabi’’.
Even the police in Kashmir denied any knowledge about the case.
“The hyderabad police has not gotten in touch with us so far on the Asiya Andrabi case,’’ Kashmir inspector general of police SM Gillani said.
The Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority on Thursday demolished nine illegal constructions located at Kesnand. A PMRDA official requesting anonymity said, “The PMRDA is continuing its drive against illegal constructions. With the help of five earth movers, the authorities demolished nine illegal constructions. Before taking the extreme step, the PMRDA had issued notices to the owners of these properties.” The PMRDA, on Thursday, also released a statement requesting citizens to not conduct illegal constructions.
The Pune police on Wednesday arrested four persons for robbery attempt near Pune station area. The accused were identified as Mayur Rathod (21) from Yerawada,Suresh Bapu Sakat (19) from Pune station , Sarfaraj Mehbob Makandar (29) from Belgaon and Suresh Babudas Vaishnav (26) from Hadapsar. The incident took place on Wednesday night, when a police informer confirmed that Rathod along with others were in Pune station area and would attempt to rob people.
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