Separatist leader Asiya Andrabi, founder and leader of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (Daughters of the Nation), was arrested on Wednesday night, news agency PTI has confirmed, citing sources. She has been arrested under the Public Safety Act. Andrabi has been seen as an Islamic extremist. She was earlier arrested in 2015 for hoisting the Pakistan national flag and singing the country’s national anthem on August 14, its independence day.
She was married to Ashiq Hussain Faktoo, one of the founders of Hizbul Mujahideen, in 1990.
At least two terrorists have been killed when terrorists entered an Army camp in Pulwama and opened fire on the armed forces. The Kupwara army camp is located close to the Line of Control. With winters receding and summer setting in, the terrorists could well have infiltrated from across the border.
As the attack took place at dawn, security personnel are concerned that there may be more than two terrorists that infiltrated. Reports say the Indian Army is preparing against any further attacks in the region. The search operation is still underway.