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Court takes cognisance of charge sheet against Kashmiri separatist Aasiya Andrabi, 2 others

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A has taken cognisance of a charge sheet filed against pro-Pakistani separatist and Aasiya and two of her associates for allegedly "waging war" against the country by spreading hate speeches using and collecting funds for terror activities.

also issued production warrants for Andrabi, and Naheeda Nasreen, who are lodged in under judicial custody.

The court directed the jail authorities to produce the three accused before it on December 12, when they will be handed over a copy of the charge sheet and annexed documents.

The three were arrested by the Jammu and police in April and the case was later transferred to the (NIA) in July.

According to the NIA, Andrabi, Fehmeeda and Nasreen were using various platforms like Twitter, and and TV channels including some in to spread "insurrectionary imputations and hateful messages and speeches against India".

It had said the Dukhtaran-E-Millat, a banned terrorist organisation, through and others openly advocates secession of Jammu and from the and its merger with through violent means.

The agency had said the organisation was engaged in anti-activities and has been inciting the general populace of for an armed rebellion against the with aid and assistance of terrorist organizations based in

The NIA had said the investigation has established that Andrabi, as the of Dukhtaran-E-Millat, used and other platforms to abet waging of war against the

"She is spreading seditious and insurrectionary imputations against the She is promoting ill-will and enmity between different communities in India on religious grounds.

"Investigation has also established that she has close contacts with designated global terrorist who is the of and Lashkar-e-Taiba, internationally designated terrorist organizations that are based in Pakistan," it had alleged.

The NIA had levelled similar charges against Fehmeeda, personal secretary to Andrabi, and Dukhtaran-E-Millat's Nasreen.

They have collected funds to carry out terrorist activities of and have used public platforms to incite Kashmiri youths to rise in armed rebellion against the government with the objective of securing cessation of Kashmir from India and its merger with Pakistan, it had alleged.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 17:15 IST