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Viral video: Women separatist group Dukhtaran-e-Millat celebrates Pakistan Day in Kashmir
In a video which has now gone viral over the internet, dozens of women activists of the separatist group Dukhtaran-e-Millat can be seen celebrating Pakistan's 77th National Day that falls on March 23, by unfurling the neighbouring country's flags and singing its national anthem.

The observance was clearly an act of defiance against Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat's order to crackdown on elements engaged in such activities.

DeM, a separatist group of Kashmiri women is headed by Asiya Andrabi. The DeM chairperson assembled along with other female activists of the group at an undisclosed location to avoid any unwanted attention or intervention by the authorities.

However, it was only after the video was shared over social media that the event came in notice of people.

Asiya Andrabi was quoted by DNA as saying, "We have assembled here despite the environment not being conducive for us. We wanted to propagate our solidarity with Pakistan and tell the world that Muslims of J&K want to live and die with their brethren in Pakistan."

Other separatists leaders who had earlier celebrated Pakistan's National Day have already been either put under house arrest or are lodged in jails. While JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik is being held at the Central Jail, Srinagar, senior separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Shabir Ahmad Shah remain under house arrest.

Yaum-e-Pakistan or Pakistan Resolution Day, also Republic Day, is a national holiday for commemorating the Lahore Resolution passed on March 23, 1940 and the adoption of the first constitution of Pakistan.

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