Sehrari dies due to negligence of Indian administration: Ali Raza

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Brussels (PR) : Chairman Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) Ali Raza Syed has paid tribute to the senior Hurriat Leader Ashraf Sehrai for his great struggle for the freedom movement of Jammu and Kashmir.

It is important to mention that the senior leader of All Parties Hurriat Conference (APHC) and Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, who was illegally detained by the Indian authorities, has died in the custody in Udhampur Jail in Jammu region. Condition of Sehrai suffering from many diseases deteriorated in the jail for many days, but was not given timely access to doctor and was only shifted, yesterday, to a hospital in Jammu where he deceased.

In a statement from Brussels, Chair of KC-EU Ali Raza Syed strongly condemned the Indian behavior with Kashmiri prisoners deprived of the necessary medical facilities in the jails.

He said, Ashraf Sehrai who was suffering from various diseases was systematically killed in jails by not providing him medical care and appropriate atmosphere besides being subjected to torture. He said, Serai was a great Kashmiri leader who did not give up even during the hardships and difficulties in the Indian prison.

Ali Raza Syed added, rest of the Kashmiri detainees including prominent Kashmiri political figures including Shabbir Shah, Yasin Malik, Mussarat Alim, Asia Andrabi, Ayaz Akbar and Farooq Dar are also facing same situations in the Indian jails.

KC-EU Chairman, Ali Raza Syed, said, as the corona virus has been widely spread in the Indian jails including Tihar prison, threats to the life of the Kashmiri prisoners have been increased and their immediate release is essential for safety of their life.

Ali Raza Syed called that international community and global human rights organizations including amnesty international and international committee of red cross (ICRC) should take immediate notice of the worst conditions of the Kashmiri prisoners in the Indian jails. He called for immediate release of the Kashmiri prisoners facing life threats in the Indian jails.