Police books 20 people for raising pro-freedom slogans during Sehrai’s funeral

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Jammu and Kashmir Police have registered FIR against 20 people who were found involved in raising “pro-freedom and provocative slogans” during the funeral of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai on 6 May.

A top police official told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that an FIR has been lodged against 20 people who were raising “pro-freedom and provocative slogans” while taking the body of Sehrai to Tekkipora-Sogam graveyard for burial at around 4 am on 6 May. The video of the same had gone viral on social media sites.

“A case has been registered against 20 people who were found raising pro-Azadi and other provocative slogans, in police station Tekkipora-Sogam (Kupwara district),”  the official said, adding that further investigations are on.

Pertinently, Sehrai was shifted to GMC Jammu on 5 May  after he complained of chest pain and breathing issues. His condition deteriorated in the afternoon after which he breathed his last in the same hospital.

His body was handed over to his family members. Sehrai’s body was taken to his ancestral graveyard at Tekkipora, Kupwara where he was laid to rest in presence of his family members and close relatives.

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