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Forcible shifting of Aasiya from hospital to home condemned

Srinagar, March 10, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) has strongly condemned the forcible shifting of its ailing Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi from Soura hospital to her home in Srinagar and arrest of the party activist, Fahmeeda Sofi, by Indian police.

A DeM spokesperson in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the police cordoned the Soura Institute of Medical Sciences and arrested the party activist, Fahmeeda Sofi. She said that Fahmeeda was attending Aasiya Andrabi who was recently operated at the hospital. “A police party from Soura police station and Rambagh women’s police station raided the hospital and arrested Fahmeeda,” she said.

“The police forcibly shifted the critically ailing Aasiya Andrabi from hospital to her house,” the spokesperson said. She added that Fahmeeda was lodged in Rambagh Police Station.

Meanwhile, Aasiya Andrabi talking to a Srinagar-based news agency over phone said that the protest demonstrations in the occupied territory against the hanging of Afzal Guru was a natural reaction of people. She said that Afzal Guru’s execution in the New Delhi’s Tihar Jail and his burial in the jail premises had exposed the real face of India.

She deplored that when the people of Kashmir raised voice against the judicial murder of Afzal Guru, the occupied territory was converted into a prison and the peaceful demonstrators were subjected to brute force. She said that a Kashmiri student, Mudassir Kamran was killed in Hyderabad Deccan and another youth, Tahir Ahmad Sofi in Baramulla for protesting against the judicial murder of Afzal Guru.

Aasiya Andrabi said that the Kashmiris’ demand for return of mortal remains of Kashmiri leaders, Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru, was genuine and added that they would not take rest till they achieved their foal.

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Kashmir Media Service
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