Prominent separatist chief Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai was buried in a discreet ceremony at his ancestral village in Kupwara with relations saying that the Jammu and Kashmir (J&Ok) police didn’t permit the burial at Srinagar’s martyrs’ cemetery.
The separatist chief, who was in jail, breathed his final in a hospital in Jammu on Wednesday afternoon. He lived in Srinagar for over three many years. Amid an enormous contingent of safety forces, solely Sehrai’s relations had been allowed to attend the ceremony — held in Tekipora village.
Quoting Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar, J&Ok Police tweeted: “Burial of separatist leader later Ashraf Sehrai completed as per Covid protocol in presence of family members at his native place.”
Sehrai’s household stated they needed to bury him in martyrs graveyard however police didn’t permit them. “They even warned that if we resist, they will take the body and bury it at Machil (on the Line of Control),” stated a member of the family.