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Asiya Andrabi's radical group DeM hoists Pak flags in Srinagar on Pakistan Day

Srinagar: Activists of radical women's outfit Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) on Wednesday hoisted Pakistani flags at several places in Srinagar on the occasion of Pakistan Day.

Activists of DeM hoisted Pakistani flags at many places in the city including Lal Chowk early on Wednesday, officials said.

Asiya Andrabi. Reuters

Asiya Andrabi. Reuters

They said flags were hoisted in Downtown and Civil Lines areas of the city as well.

The flags were later removed by police.

DeM, led by Asiya Andrabi, has been hoisting Pakistani flags every year on the occasion of Pakistan Day and Pakistan Independence Day on 14 August.

Andrabi was booked last year under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act for unfurling the Pakistani flag. Meanwhile, DeM activists celebrated Pakistan Day in Buchpora area of the city, the officials said.

They said the activists sang Pakistan's national anthem at the event.

Addressing the activists, Andrabi said Kashmir is the "jugular vein of Pakistan and its freedom is an obligation of Pakistan".

"Kashmiri Muslims have been celebrating Pakistan Day for seven decades because it has historical and religious significance... Jammu and Kashmir is a part of Pakistan and will practically become a part of Pakistan," she said.

A documentary, released by Hafiz Saeed-led Jamat-ud-Dawa, was also screened on the occasion.


Updated Date: Mar 23, 2016 17:22 PM

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