Ashraf Sehrai laid to rest amid tight military siege in IIOJK

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Pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan slogans raised at Sehrai’s funeral


Srinagar

In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, senior APHC leader and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai has been laid to rest in tight military siege in his ancestral village Tekipora in Lolab area of Kupwara.

The occupation authorities had put strict restrictions on the movement of the people and the whole area was cordoned off.

A small number of people mainly some close relatives were allowed to participate in the funeral prayers and to have a last glimpse of the martyred leader.

Indian army had laid restrictions all across the occupied valley to prevent mammoth gathering on the funeral of Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai.

At the time of the arrival of the dead body and its burial the electricity in the village was completely cut off, plunging the area in total darkness.

The septuagenarian was shifted from Udhampur jail to GMC hospital Jammu on Tuesday after his health condition deteriorated to an alarming position.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai was deprived of all medical facilities and even basic human facilities in Udhampur jail which became the cause of his failing health. His dead body was brought in police custody from Jammu to his native village.

The All Parties Hurriyat Conference has fervently appealed to the people of Kashmir to come out of their homes and hold large protest against the cruelty of Modi regime.

The APHC has asked people to hold Gaibana Namaz-e-Janza (funerals in absentia) in every nook and corner of the occupied territory.

The appeal has also been made to the Kashmiri and Pakistani diaspora and peace loving people all across the globe to hold protests and Gaibana Namaz-e-Janaza all across the globe.

People raised high-pitched pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans during the funeral of senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

According to Kashmir Media Service, a video shows that as the Namaz-e-Janaza of the late leader was offered in his ancestral village Tekipora in Lolab area of Kupwara and he was being laid to rest, people shouted slogans in fovour of Ashraf Sehrai, freedom, Islam and Pakistan.

The participants of the funeral raised slogans “Nara-e-Takbeer Allah-o-Akbar”, “We want freedom”, “Azadi ka matlab kia, La ilaha illalah”, “Sehrai sahib sey rishta kia – La ilaha illalah”, “We are Pakistanis, Pakistan is ours”, “Pakistan sey rishta kia , La ilaha illalah”, “Listen oppressor and traitors – freedom is our right and we will get this right at all costs”.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai was laid to rest in tight military siege in his native village Tekipora area of Kupwara district.

In a bid to prevent mammoth gathering on the funeral of Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, the occupation authorities had imposed strict restrictions on the movement of the people and cordoned off the whole area.

Only a small number of people mostly some close relatives were allowed to attend the funeral prayers and to have a last glimpse of the martyred leader.

The illegally detained veteran leader died at Government Medical College Jammu on Wednesday.

He was shifted to the GMC Jammu after his health deteriorated to an alarming proportion at the Udhampur Jail where he had been lodged following his arrest under draconian law, Public Safety Act, in July, last year.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, who was already suffering from multiple ailments, was deprived of all basic facilities including the medical care in the Udhampur jail that led to the deterioration of his health.—KMS

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