Pro-Pak woman leader held in J&K

Pro-Pak woman leader held in J&K

The 47-year-old chief of Dukhtaran-e-Millat was picked from her hideout by a special team, headed by SSP (Srinagar) Ashiq Bukhari, along with her “second-in-command,” Fahmeeda, at Malpor Zakura on Saturday. Perceived as bringing in Taliban-like rules which includes veils for women, opposition to girl education and ban on using of cosmetics, Andrabi, who has been leading a separatist campaign, had been evading arrest for long.

She is alleged to have been receiving regular funds from Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashker-e-Toiba. Several crack teams were formed to nab her and her arrest is said to be significant in view of the fact that she has been out of the police net for long. She was taken to undisclosed location for interrogation. She is likely to be booked under the Public Safety Act.

Andrabi has been acting in tandem with another separatist leader Masarat Alam, who is said to be behind the stone-pelting campaign in the state. Alam is evading arrest. Her double standards came to the fore in the wake of her desperate attempts to get a passport for her son to reportedly enable him to travel to Malaysia to pursue studies.

The boy had applied for passport in March this year through his uncle as he was minor at the time of filing the application.

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