New Delhi, July 16: My great son brave commander mujahid Burhan, you left us all alone. We will miss you always inshaa Allah your mission will be taken to the logical end. This was a message from Aasiyeh Andrabi the chairperson of the Dukhtaran e Millat and also a Kashmiri separatist.
While it comes as no surprise that a separatist in Kashmir would issue such a statement honouring a militant, in the case of Andrabi it reeks of nothing but double standards.
She is known to glorify militancy and calls on the youth of Kashmir to take up arms and on the other hand her son is tucked away in Malaysia pursuing his education far away from Kashmir which is burning.
While Kashmir burnt Andrabi's son chilled:
Bin Qasim is the elder son of Andrabi. He is pursuing Bachelors of Information Technology at the Islamic University of Malaysia. Last year when Pulwama in Kashmir was burning and his mother going about praising the terrorists, Qasim had on the same day posted several posts on his Facebook account suggesting that he was chilling with friends.
The protests last year in Pulwama was all thanks to Andrabi who decided to glorify a Lashkar-e-Tayiba militant who had been gunned down. She called on everyone to fight the Indian forces to avenge the killings while on the other hand ensured that her son was tucked away in Malaysia to get good education. He is said to be living with Andrabi's sister.
Andrabi has another son who is studying in Srinagar. There is nothing to suggest that she has urged this son or the one in Malaysia to fight with arms in Kashmir. She has several relatives who are settled in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and England, but none have been told to come and take up arms in Kashmir.
Her nephews, Zulqarnain is a captain in the Pakistan Army and a second nephew Irtiyaz-un-Nabi is an aeronautical engineer and lecturer in the International Islamic University, Islamabad.