Staff Reporter Islamabad
President Dr. Arif Alvi on Thursday expressing grief over the death of Kashmiri leader Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai said India could not suppress the spirit of independence by imprisoning the Hurriyat leadership.
The president said Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, who died in Indian custody, rendered invaluable services towards the struggle of Kashmiris’ right to self-determination.
He said India was continuing with its state-terrorism and brutal tactics and called upon the government of India to immediately release the detained Hurriyat leadership and other innocent Kashmiris.
President Alvi urged the United Nations and the international community to take note of the grave human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The international community must fulfill its pledges and responsibilities regarding Kashmir, he said.
Meanwhile, it is reported that Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani Thursday expressed deep grief and sorrow over the demise of Hurriyat leader Ashraf Sehrai, who died in Indian police custody on Wednesday.
In a condolence message, the Chairman said that Sehrai’s Tehreek-e-Azadi Kashmir services will always be remembered and voice of Kashmiri people could not be silenced for long by such cruel tactics.
Sanjrani urged the UN to take notice of Indian atrocities on Kashmiri people and all Kashmiri leaders should be released immediately.
“Sehrai was a man of great integrity and honesty”, he said adding that downrightness was the hallmark of his simple but inspiring personality.
“His death is indeed a big loss for the movement; may rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant him highest place in Jannat”, the statement added.