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Daughters of the Nation
Also known as Daughters of the Faith
Leader(s) Asiya Andrabi
Dates of operation 1993 – present
Motives Imposition of Islamic law in Kashmir, Secession from India.
Active region(s) Kashmir
Ideology Islamism, Jihadism, Islamic feminism
Status Listed as a terrorist organization by India
Size 350

Dukhtaran-e-Millat (English: Daughters of the Nation; abbreviated DeM) is an all-woman outfit that advocates jihad to establish Islamic law in Kashmir and to establish a separate state from India.[1] The group was founded in 1987, and is headed by Asiya Andrabi, a self-described "Islamic feminist".[2]

Government of India has declared and banned it as a Terrorist organisation.[3] It remains banned in India as of 2018.[3]


  1. ^ Dukhtaran-e-Millat STAP.org
  2. ^ An Islamic Feminist: Asiya Andrabi and the Dukhtaran-e-Millat of Kashmir Francesca Marino, Journal of South Asia Women Studies, Vol. 12 Nº. 1 (3 December 2010)
  3. ^ a b "List of Banned Organisations". Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI. Government of India. Archived from the original on 3 May 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2018.