Srinagar, March 09, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have placed the Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM), Aasiya Andrabi, under detention at a hospital in Srinagar. A DeM spokesperson in a statement in Srinagar said that Aasiya Andrabi underwent a surgery at Soura Institute of Medical Sciences on Thursday. “A large contingent of women police on Friday evening detained Aasiya at ward in Intensive Care Unit of the hospital. Nobody is allowed to enter or leave the ward. We strongly condemn Aasiya’s detention,” she said.
Meanwhile, the DeM spokesperson expressed serious concern over the prevailing worsening situation in the occupied territory. She said that occupation authorities had virtually imposed martial law in the territory following the martyrdom of a Kashmiri youth, Muddassir Kamran, in Hyderabad, India. But despite severest curfew restrictions, the authorities have failed to stop people from staging protests, she said.
The spokesperson stated that the Indian police and troops had let loose a reign of terror and fear across the Kashmir Valley by ransacking houses, smashing the windowpanes and doors of houses and vehicles besides arresting hundreds of people especially youth and using indiscriminate force against peaceful protesters.
On the other hand, the Indian police arrested Hurriyet leaders including Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi, M Shaban and Nazir Ahmad Ahangar from Srinagar, Sopore and Shahgund areas.
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