Srinagar: Senior Hurriyat leader and Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief, Aasiya Andrabi, was booked Wednesday under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act for hoisting Pakistani flag in Srinagar.
An affliate of pro-Pakistan separatist, Syed Ali Geelani’s Hurriyat, Asiya hoisted the flag on Monday when celebrations were held across Pakistan on its national day.
“A case has been registered against Andrabi at Nowhatta Police station under Section 13 of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act,” PTI wire, quoting an unnamed police officer, said.
The officer further said: “Investigations have started into the hoisting of Pakistani flag by the separatist leader on Monday. Further action in the case will be taken as per rules,” he told the wire agency when asked if the separatist leader will be arrested.
Aasiya is the wife of senior Hurriyat leader Ashiq Hussain Faktoo who has been incarcerated for over two decades now. She has been spearheading campaigns against moral waywardness in the region for which police has often kept her in detention.
The controversy erupted following media reports that Andrabi had hoisted flag of Pakistan and sung its national anthem on March 23.