Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Wednesday filed a charge sheet against Dukatran-e-Milat (DeM) cheif Aasiya Andrabi and her two party members including Sofi Fehmeeda and Naheeda Nasreen in the court of special Judge, NIA, Patiala House, New Delhi.
The NIA stated 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,” the NIA stated.
Giving the background of the case, NIA stated that on 27/04/2018, a case vide FIR No. RC-17/2018/NIA-DLI under sections 120B, 121, 121A, 124A, 153A, 153B and 505 of the Indian Penal Code, & Sections 18, 20, 38 and 39 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 was registered in NIA Police Station, Delhi against Aasiya Andrabi, Sofi Fehmeeda, Naheeda Nasreen & others of DEM.
According to the NIA press release, Aasiya Andrabi, Chairperson, Dukhtaran-E-Millat (DEM), and her associates Sofi Fehmeeda and Naheeda Nasreen and others were actively running a “terrorist organisation Dukhtaran-E-Millat” which, it said, is proscribed under the First Schedule to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.
“DEM as a terrorist organization is engaged in Anti-India activities and has been inciting the general populace of Kashmir for an armed rebellion against the Government of India with aid and assistance of terrorist organizations based in Pakistan,” the NIA stated.
The agency stated the three accused persons were arrested by NIA on 06.07.2018 and are since lodged in Tihar Jail, Delhi.
The NIA claimed that the investigation has established that Aasiya Andrabi is heading DeM 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. 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 designated Global Terrorist Hafeez Mohammad Saeed who is head of Jamaat-Ud-Dawah (JuD) and Lashkar-E-Toiba (LeT), internationally designated terrorist organizations that are based in Pakistan,” NIA stated.
“These organizations are also proscribed under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. She has used public platforms to incite youth of Kashmir to rise in armed insurrection against the Government of India (GOI) with an object of achieving cessation of Kashmir from India and its merger with Pakistan”.
The NIA stated that the investigation has established that Sofi Fehmeeda, as Personal Secretary to Chief of DEM and also Press Secretary of Dukhtaran-E-Millat, and 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 terrorist 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.
“Upon investigation and collection of evidence, the above mentioned accused persons have been Charge Sheeted under Sections 120B, 121, 121A, 124A, 153A, 153B & 505 of the IPC & Sections 13, 17, 18, 38 & 39 of UAPA”.
NIA stated that further investigation against the other members and associates of Dukhtaran-E-Millat continues.