Radical women's outfit Dukhtaran-e-Milat Chief Asiya Andrabi and her three colleagues were today detained by police here while carrying out an anti-Valentine's day drive.
Every year on Valentine's Day, Dukhtaran activists visit restaurants and cafes in Srinagar city to chase away young couples. Abdrabi and her colleagues were taken into preventive custody by police team including female cops at Residency Road here while they were going for their drive, police sources said. The detained separatist leader and her aides were taken to Rambagh women's police station and lodged there, the sources said.
Before being taken into custody, Andrabi told reporters that Valentine's Day celebrations were un-Islamic and had not any place in a Muslim society. "We live in a Muslim society and Islam does not permit free mixing of unmarried boys and girls as promoted by Valentine's Day celebrations," she said.