Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai was on Thursday laid to rest at his ancestral village in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir as per Covid protocol.
Sehrai, who was arrested and booked under the Public Safety Act last year, died at a Jammu hospital on Wednesday while in custody.
The resistance leader’s Covid test reports were negative.
Locals said the veteran leader was buried at the martyrs graveyard in his ancestral village.
“Burial of late Ashraf Shehrai completed as per Covid protocol in presence of family members at his native place,” Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said in a tweet.
Sehrai’s demise while in preventive detention under the PSA led to widespread calls for the release of other political prisoners from Jammu and Kashmir who are held in various jails within and outside Jammu and Kashmir.