Hardline woman separatist leader Asiya Andrabi, believed to be one
of the masterminds of the current unrest in the Kashmir Valley, was
arrested from a house in Zakura area of summer capital Srinagar,
"We have arrested Asiya Andrabi from the Zakura area of the city
today," Farooq Ahmad, inspector general of police, Kashmir zone,
told IANS here.
Andrabi has been on the wanted list of the police for more than two
Her group, the Dukhtaran-e-Millat, is a constituent of the hardline
Hurriyat group headed by Syed Ali Geelani that has been issuing
shutdown and protest schedules here as part of its 'Quit Kashmir'
Andrabi, together with Masrat Alam, general secretary of the Geelani-led
Hurriyat group, had gone underground for the last two months to
Security forces were looking for both these separatist leaders to
scuttle the frequently called separatist shutdowns and protests in
Alam is, however, still on the run and hiding.