New Delhi: Political parties united on Wednesday to welcome the Jammu and Kashmir Police filing an FIR against separatist leader Asiya Andrabi for unfurling the Pakistani flag, calling her actions a case of sedition.
"The case has rightly been registered against her. It is a straight case of sedition. Those raising the Pakistani flag and singing its national anthem have no right to be in India and therefore the Jammu and Kashmir Police have taken the right decision," BJP national secretary Sidharth Nath Singh told ANI.
Meanwhile, Congress leader PL Punia felt that the case against Andrabi was the first since the PDP- BJP government took charge of affairs in Jammu and Kashmir.
"Pakistan has always supported these separatist elements and we welcome the filing of an FIR against Andrabi. I am glad that after the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed government has come to power, they have finally begun prosecuting some separatists, otherwise they seemed to be only releasing everyone," he said.
"Pakistan's envoy meeting these separatists must also be immediately stopped," he added.
Earlier in the day, the Jammu and Kashmir Police filed an FIR against Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Andrabi after she allegedly unfurled a Pakistan flag in Kashmir on March 23, the Islamic Republic's national day.
The FIR, which has been has been registered at the Nawhatta Police Station, accuses Andrabi of unlawful activities.