Aasiya, Fehmeeda admitted to chest hospital in Srinagar

Srinagar, August 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Dukhataran-e-Millat (DeM) Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi and her associate, Fehmeeda Sofi have been admitted to hospital in Srinagar soon after the High Court of the territory quashed draconian Public Safety Act against them.

A single bench of M K Hanjura, while quashing Asiya’s PSA detention, observed that life and liberty of the citizens of the state are of paramount importance.

The DeM General Secretary, Nahida Nasreen in a statement in Srinagar said Aasiya Andrabi and Fehmeeda Sofi were brought to Srinagar for court hearing. “They were presented before the judge separately. The judge directed the police to ensure medical treatment for Asiya and Sofi,” she said. She added that the court also quashed the PSA detention of both Asiya and Sofi.

“We had pleaded before the court that Asiya and Sofi be shifted to Srinagar, but the authorities did not accept it,” Nasreen said. “No medical treatment was given to them in Amphala jail.” Asiya is a mother of two and her husband is in jail for the past 24 years.

The High Court on Wednesday directed the authorities to release Aasiya Andrabi and her associate Fehmeeda Sofi forthwith after it quashed their detentions under the Public Safety Act.

Earlier, the Kashmir Tehreek-e-Khawateen Chairperson Zamruda Habib met Aasiya Andrabi in Rambagh police station and expressed concern over deteriorating health of Aasiya Andrabi and Fahmeeda Sofi. She said that health condition of Aasiya was critical but her morale was high.

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