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Sehrai’s funeral: 20 mourners booked for raising pro-freedom slogans

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

A top police official said that an FIR has been lodged against 20 people who had raised
“pro-freedom and provocative slogans” while taking the body of Sehrai to Tekkipora-Sogam graveyard for burial at around 4 am on May 6. The video of the sloganeering 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 May 5 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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