The Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chairperson, Syedah Asiya Andrabi along with her other party activists and members celebrated “Pakistan Day” at an undisclosed location on Friday while police registered an FIR against her for “hate speech”.
Dukhtaran-e-Millat celebrated the ‘Pakistan Day’ at an undisclosed location in Srinagar on Friday.
In the video of the event, which has gone viral, Andrabi and her supporters can be seen singing the Pakistani national anthem.
In a statement, Andrabi said Pakistan is an ideological state and people of J&K want to be part of it only on the basis of Islamic ideology.
Congratulating people and government of Pakistan, she said, “We know that on March 23, 1940 a resolution was passed in which it was resolved that a separate and exemplary country will be formed for the Muslims of sub-continent. It was decided that this state will be formed on the principles of Islam and will be named as Pakistan.”
“Pakistan as a country was given to us by the Allah because Muslims have a different identity. There are only two nations in the world—Muslims and the infidels and Muslims got this country only on the basis of their faith,” she said.
Andrabi said though Muslims of the sub-continent got the country, an ideological state based on Islamic principles is yet to be formed.
“Our struggle will continue until J&K becomes a part of Pakistan on the Islamic principles and on the basis of our faith. The 10 million Muslims of J&K and 200 million Muslims of Pakistan will together live in an ideological state which will be run on the principles and the rules of Islamic faith,” she said.
She said Muslims of the sub-continent have only one identity, which is Pakistani. “There will be no Kashmiri, no Sindhi, no Bengali, no Balochi, no Pathan or anyone else. There is only one identity which is we are Pakistani and Pakistan is ours”.
Soon after the video of the event went viral, Police took cognizance of the incident and an FIR No 35/2018 was registered in police station Soura.
A police official said investigation into the case has been set into motion.
“It has come to the notice of the police about certain unlawful acts of DeM outfit through social media videos and other reliable sources where they have indulged in acts inviting penal provisions for offences under various sections of UA (P) Act. They have also raised anti-national slogans and have given hate/provocative speech thereby inviting charges under various sections of penal code,” a police spokesperson said.