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NIA ‘Sedition, Waging War’ Charges Against Asiya, Associates 

SRINAGAR — National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday filed a chargesheet against Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Aasiya Andrabi and her two associates, Sofi Fehmeeda and Naheeda Nasreen, in the Court of Special Judge NIA Patiala House, New Delhi.

“Investigation has established that Aasiya Andrabi is heading Dukhtaran-E-Millat as its chief and has used social media and other platforms to abet waging of war against Government of India. She is spreading seditious and insurrectionary imputations against Government of India,” the NIA said in a statement issued here.

“She is promoting ill-will and enmity between different communities in India on ground of religion. Investigation has also established that she has close contacts with Hafeez Mohammad Saeed who is head of Jamaat-Ud-Dawah (JuD) and Lashkar-E-Toiba (LeT). These organizations are also proscribed under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.”

Asiya, the NIA said, has used public platforms to incite youth of Kashmir to rise in armed insurrection against the Government of India with an object of achieving cessation of Kashmir from India and its merger with Pakistan.

The case against Aasiya Andrabi and her associates was registered on 27 April this year and they were arrested by NIA on July 6 and are since lodged in Tihar Jail, Delhi.

“The accused were using various media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, TV Channels

including channels in Pakistan to spread insurrectionary imputations and hateful messages and speeches against India. DEM through Aasiya Andrabi and others, openly advocates secession of Jammu & Kashmir from the Union of India and its merger with Pakistan through violent means.”

Regarding Sofi, the NIA said investigation has established she as Personal Secretary to Chief of DeM and also Press Secretary of DeM Naheeda Nasreen as its General Secretary have been instrumental in use of

social media and other platforms to abet waging of war against the Indian Government besides spreading seditious and insurrectionary imputations against it, and are promoting ill-will and enmity between different communities in India on grounds of religion. “They have collected funds to carry out (militant) activities of Dukhtaran-E-Millat. They have used public platforms to incite youth of Kashmir to rise in armed rebellion against the Government of India with an object of securing cessation of Kashmir from India and its merger with Pakistan.” Further investigation against the other members and associates of Dukhtaran-E-Millat continues, the NIA added.

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