Srinagar, May 05 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, senior APHC leader and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai has died in Indian custody in Jammu.
Booked under draconian Public Safety Act, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai was on July 12, 2020 shifted to Udhampur Jail in Jammu. His condition deteriorated in jail, but was not given timely access to doctor and was only shifted, yesterday, to a hospital in Jammu where he died.
Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai was suffering from multiple diseases and was not provided with any treatment during his incarceration. His family members were kept unaware of his health condition. He was nearly 77 years old.
He all along his life worked as a lieutenant of Syed Ali Gilani, and was a member of Jamaat-e-Islami.
Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai was a staunch freedom fighter and had allowed his son Junaid Sehrai to join the ranks of armed struggle. Junaid was martyred on May 19, 2020 in Srinagar.
The detainees are systematically killed in jails by not providing them medical care, proper food, appropriate atmosphere besides being subjected to torture.
Soon after the news about the death of Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai spread, Indian police arrested many Tehreek Hurriyat activists including Ashiq Hussain Narchoor, Riyaz Ahmad Mir in Islamabad town.