I have never met any boys with plan to join IS: Asiya


Srinagar, December 31: The Hyderabad Police has recently arrested three youths while they were on their way to Srinagar with an aim to join the Islamic State. The boys have said that they have met Kashmiri separatist leader Asiya Andrabi, who heads the woman-only radical group Dukhtaran-e-Millat when she visited Hyderabad last year.

However, Asiya has claimed that there is no truth in these allegations and she had never met any young boys during his Hyderabad visit. While talking to a local daily, she said that her aim is to liberate Kashmir and has nothing to do with the IS.

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Pertinently, these three youth namely Abdul Waseem, Umar Hasan and Maaz Hasan were arrested at Nagpur airport while boarding a flight to Srinagar. They were alleged of planning to leave the country to join the IS. During investigation, he told Hyderabad Police that they had planned to meet Andrabi in Srinagar and seek her help to join the militant group which operates in Syria and Iraq. But Asiya refused to have invited any of them.

Reportedly, the three boys are related to Syed Salahuddin, former president of the Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) who died last year. However, Asiya has visited Hyderabad in October last year after Salahuddin’s death in a road accident but she said that she went there to console his seven sisters and aged mother and there was not even a single male.

Also, the Inspector General of Police for Kashmir zone SJM Gilani have said that the Telangana police had not approached the state police here for any assistance and Kashmir Police is not doing any investigation.