Sehrai’s jailed sons, Mujahid and Rashid, test positive for COVID-19

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The two sons of late Ashraf Sehrai who were arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for “raising anti-national slogans” at the funeral of their father on 6 May 2021 have tested positive for COVID-19 in Kupwara jail.

Suraiya Khan, daughter of late Ashraf Sehari confirmed to The Kashmir Walla that both Mujahid and Rashid Ashraf who are facing detention under the UAPA have tested positive for Coronavirus two days ago.

Family sources said that both the sons have been quarantined at DPL Kupwara. However, the family has not been allowed to speak or meet the detained duo, said Khan.

Government sources confirmed to a local news agency, KDC that the two sons of Sehrai who were tested positive for this deadly COVID-19 are being treated as per the law and the guidelines of the government adding that the necessary medicines are being provided to all the prisoners who are currently facing detention under various crimes across the J-K.

The Tehreek-i-Hurriyat Chairman, Sehrai, died on 5 May in a Jammu hospital during his imprisonment under Public Safety Act (PSA) in Jammu jail. His body was brought to his native village in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, where he was buried on 6 May.

His two sons – Mujahid Sehrai and Rashid Sehrai, were arrested from their residence at Bulbulbagh area of Barzulla in Srinagar on 15th May for raising “pro-freedom and provocative slogans” at the funeral of their father.

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