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Delhi HC issues notice to Centre, IG Prison over Asiya Andrabi and aides solitary confinement

Delhi HC issues notice to Centre, IG Prison over Asiya Andrabi and aides solitary confinement
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Srinagar: Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to Centre and IG Prison on the petition filed by Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Asiya Andrabi, Sofi Fehmeeda and Naheeda Nasreen against their alleged solitary confinement.

The petition states that the solitary confinement is the violation of their human rights.

The trio are under the custody of National investigating agency and are being probing on ‘terror fund’ charges.

National Investigation Agency (NIA), on November 14 filed a chargesheet against Asiya Andrabi, which was based  almost entirely on her social media posts and media interviews.

“Citing her tweets, Facebook posts and YouTube videos, NIA has said in the chargesheet that Andrabi is spreading propaganda through these platforms to wage war against India with the objective of Kashmir’s secession from India and merger with Pakistan,” media reports said.

NIA official had claimed that the agency has analysed 55 videos of DeM and in 13 of them Andrabi was delivering a speech against India. These 13 videos, along with their content, have been made part of the chargesheet. Referring to six videos, NIA has said in the chargesheet that it has established that they were shot at Andrabi’s Iqbal Colony home in Naushera, Srinagar.


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